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st Sigismund
Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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    1938, Bydgoszcz
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surname

SCHIRMER

forename(s)

Francis (pl. Franciszek)

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    Commemorative plaque, cathedral, Gniezno
    source: thanks to Mr. Jerzy Andrzejewski's kindness
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    Commemorative plaque, cathedral, Gniezno
    source: thanks to Mr Jerzy Andrzejewski's kindness
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function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Church
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Gniezno and Poznań archdiocese (aeque principaliter)
more on: www.archpoznan.pl [access: 2012.11.23]

nationality

German

date and place of death

28.07.1941

Poznań
Poznań city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, apparently for baptising a child of German secret police Gestapo officer. Jailed in KL Posen (Fort VII) concentration camp. As a German held among German prisoners. Murdered during interrogations — forced to do punishing exercises: running, dropping down, getting up and running, again and again, during which perished — in Gestapo offices in f. Soldiers’ House in Poznań.

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

22.10.1880

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

09.02.1908 (Gniezno cathedral)

positions held

1924–1941 — parish priest {parish: Broniszewice Nowe, St Peter and St Paul the Apostles; dean.: Czermin}
from 1932 — vice president {Union of German Catholics in Poland VDK (German: Verband Deutscher Katholiken in Polen)}
membership {Management Board, Main Union of German Catholics in Poland VDK (German Verband Deutscher Katholiken in Polen)}
1929–1933 — president {Poznań district, Union of German Catholics in Poland VDK (German: Verband Deutscher Katholiken in Polen)}
1912–1920 — vicar {parish: Bydgoszcz, St Martin and St Nicholas the Bishops and Confessors; dean.: Bydgoszcz; parish church (today cathedral)}, administrator of Sacred Heart of Jesus church
1910–1912 — vicar {parish: Kaszczor, St Adalbert the Bishop and Martyr; dean.: Wschowa}
1909–1910 — vicar {parish: Konradowo}
1908–1909 — vicar {parish: Czarnków, St Mary Magdalene; dean.: Czarnków}

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Poznań (Soldiers's House): From 12.09.1939 a Poznań prison for Poles, mainly those suspected of clandestine resistance activities, run by German Gestapo. Famed torture and interrogation centre. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30])

KL Posen: German Posen — Fort VII — camp founded in c. 10.10.1939 in Poznań till mid of 11.1939 operated formally as KL Posen concentration camp (Germ. Konzentrationslager), and this term is used throughout the White Book, also later periods. It was first such a concentration camp set up by the Germans on Polish territory — in case of Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) directly incorporated into German Reich. In 10.1939 in KL Posen for the first time Germans used gas to murder civilian population, in particular patients of local psychiatric hospitals. From 11.1939 the camp operated as German political police Gestapo prison and transit camp (Germ. Übergangslager), prior to sending off to concentration camps, such as KL Dachau or KL Auschwitz. In 28.05.1941 the camp was rebranded as police jail and slave labour corrective camp (Germ. Arbeitserziehungslager). At its peak up to 7‑9 executions were carried in the camp per day, there were mass hangings of the prisoners and some of them were led out to be murdered elsewhere, outside of the camp. Altogether in KL Posen Germans exterminated approx. 20,000 inhabitants of Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) region, including many representatives of Polish intelligentsia, patients and staff of psychiatric hospitals and dozen or so Polish priests. Hundreds of priests were held there temporarily prior to transport to other concentration camps, mainly KL Dachau. From 03.1943 the camp had been transformed into an industrial complex (from 25.04.1944 — Telefunken factory manufacturing radios for submarines and aircrafts). (more on: www.wmn.poznan.pl [access: 2019.02.02], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.12.27])

Ribbentrop-Molotov: Genocidal Russian–German alliance pact between Russian leader Joseph Stalin and German leader Adolf Hitler signed on 23.08.1939 in Moscow by respective foreign ministers, Mr. Vyacheslav Molotov for Russia and Joachim von Ribbentrop for Germany. The pact sanctioned and was the direct cause of joint Russian and German invasion of Poland and the outbreak of the II World War in 09.1939. „The war was one of the greatest calamities and dramas of humanity in history, for two atheistic and anti–Christian ideologies — national and international socialism — rejected God and His fifth Decalogue commandment: Thou shall not kill!” (Abp Stanislaus Gądecki, 01.09.2019). The decisions taken — backed up by the betrayal of the formal allies of Poland, France and Germany, which on 12.09.1939, at a joint conference in Abbeville, decided not to provide aid to attacked Poland and not to take military action against Germany (a clear breach of treaty obligations with Poland) — were on 28.09.1939 slightly altered and made more precise when a treaty on „German–Russian boundaries and friendship” was agreed by the same murderous signatories. One of its findings was establishment of spheres of influence in Central and Eastern Europe and in consequence IV partition of Poland. In one of its secret annexes agreed, that: „the Signatories will not tolerate on its respective territories any Polish propaganda that affects the territory of the other Side. On their respective territories they will suppress all such propaganda and inform each other of the measures taken to accomplish it”. The agreements resulted in a series of meeting between two genocidal organization representing both sides — German Gestapo and Russian NKVD when coordination of efforts to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and Polish leading classes (in Germany called Intelligenzaktion, in Russia took the form of Katyń massacres) where discussed. Resulted in deaths of hundreds of thousands of Polish intelligentsia, including thousands of priests presented here, and tens of millions of ordinary people,. The results of this Russian–German pact lasted till 1989 and are still in evidence even today. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30])

sources

personal:
www.wtg-gniazdo.org [access: 2013.12.04], www.archiwum.archidiecezja.pl [access: 2013.08.10]
bibliograhical:
„Martyrology of the Polish Roman Catholic clergy under nazi occupation in 1939‑1945”, Victor Jacewicz, John Woś, vol. I‑V, Warsaw Theological Academy, 1977‑1981
original images:
kpbc.umk.pl [access: 2021.05.20], www.findagrave.com [access: 2020.04.25]

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