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Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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  • FASSA Joseph (Bro. Theodore Mary); source: Lukas Janecki, „Biographical-bibliographical dictionary of Polish Conventual Franciscan Fathers murdered and tragically dead in 1939—45”, Franciscan Fathers’ Publishing House, Niepokalanów, 2016, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOFASSA Joseph (Bro. Theodore Mary)
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surname

FASSA

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

religious forename(s)

Theodore Mary (pl. Teodor Maria)

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    Commemorative plaque, St Francis Stygmata church, Warsaw-New Town
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function

laybrother

creed

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

congregation

Order of Friars Minor Conventual (Conventual Franciscans - OFMConv)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Immaculate Mary province OFMConv
more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.08.18]
st Anthony of Padua and bl. James Strzemię province OFMConv
more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.08.18]

date and place of birth

25.03.1908

Viknyany (Stanislaviv oblast, Ukraine)

religious vows

27.10.1935 (last)

positions held

friar of Niepokalanów monastery (1930) — quaestor (1941), food department — hosts’ bakery (1940‑1), cleaning department (1940), food department potato group (from 1940), sacristan (1939‑40), warden (1937‑9) and worker (1936‑7) at peoples’ library, manager (1936‑9) and worker (1930‑6) of bindery workshop, construction department (from 1930), novitiate from 17.10.1931, in Order from 09.11.1930

date and place of death

31.12.1944

cause of death

murder

details of death

After German invasion of Poland on 01.09.1939 (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later) and start of the II World War released on 06.09.1939 from Niepokalanów monastery. It is unknown whether reached his family for on 01.10.1939 was already back in Niepokalanów. On 10.07.1941 — after German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians — went to visit his family, now under German occupation. Fate thereafter uncertain. There are recollections that was apprehended by the Germans in his flat. Beaten up — had eye gouged out. Prob. soon after murdered.

alt. dates and places of death

Warsaw
Viknyany (Stanislaviv oblast, Ukraine)

alt. details of death

It is possible that was murdered in his family Viktyany village by Ukrainian nationalist from genocidal OUN/UPA organization. At the beginning of 03.1945 (e.g. 03‑04.03.1945) Ukrainians attacked the village — 44 Poles were murdered, 200 building burnt and c. 900 inhabitants driven out. Genocidal Ukrainians murdered among others Theophilus Fassa family — wife Rosalie and 5 children. The oldest daughter was 18. A baby born fortnight before and another toddler were thrown out alive into the well. Father of the family, Theophilus, and his son survived — in the morning they went to nearby Tlumach to cart away family belongings. Mother Rosalie stayed behind to bake the bread — with one of her daughters was taken away by Ukrainians and murdered in unknown circumstances.

perpetrators

Germans / Ukrainians

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Volhynia genocide: In 1939‑47, especially in 1943‑4, independent Ukrainian units, supported by local Ukrainians, murdered — often in a very brutal way — in Volhynia and surrounding regions of pre‑war Poland, from 70,000 to 130,000 Poles, all of the civilians, women, children, old and young, men. This Ukrainian genocide, perpetrated by Ukrainian nationalists, in many cases collaborating with German occupants, on vulnerable Polish population took part in hundreds of villages and small towns, where virtually all Polish inhabitants were wiped out. During this Polish holocaust more than 200 priests, religious and nuns perished. This genocide ended up in total elimination of Poles from Ukraine and also expulsion of Ukrainians from contemporary eastern‑southern Poland by Commie‑Nazi Russian controlled Polish security forces and from western Ukraine by Russians in „Vistula Action”. (more on: wolyn1943.eu.interiowo.pl [access: 2013.12.04], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.12.04])

General Governorate: A separate administrative territorial region set up by the Germans in 1939 after defeat of Poland, which included German‑occupied part of Polish territory that was not directly incorporate into German state. It was run by the Germans till 1945 and final Russian offensive, and was a part of so–called Big Germany — Grossdeutschland. From 1941 expanded to include district Galicia. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.12.04])

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 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.ksiegazmarlych.franciszkanie.pl [access: 2013.01.13], www.teresin.pl [access: 2015.04.18]
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
„Biographical–bibliographical dictionary of Polish Conventual Franciscan Fathers murdered and tragically dead in 1939‑45”, Lukas Janecki, Franciscan Fathers’ Publishing House, Niepokalanów, 2016

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