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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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  • SPÁČIL Francis (Bro. Gratian), source: www.myheritage.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSPÁČIL Francis (Bro. Gratian)
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religious status

Servant of God

surname

SPÁČIL

forename(s)

Francis (pl. Franciszek)

religious forename(s)

Gratian (pl. Gracjan)

  • SPÁČIL Francis (Bro. Gratian) - Commemorative plaque, Brno, source: encyklopedie.brna.cz, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSPÁČIL Francis (Bro. Gratian)
    Commemorative plaque, Brno
    source: encyklopedie.brna.cz
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function

laybrother

creed

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

congregation

Order of Brothers Hospitallers of St. John of God (Brothers Hospitallers, Fatebenefratelli - OH)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

nationality

Czech

date and place of birth

28.05.1902

Vlčnov (Uherské Hradiště county, Czech Rep.)

positions held

friar at Prague monastery — ministered in a hospital, f. friar at Brno monastery

date and place of death

07.09.1942

KL Stutthof

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War arrested by the Germans on 31.03.1941, prob. with a few other co–friars. Perished in German KL Stutthof concentration camp in unknown circumstances.

alt. dates and places of death

11.09.1942,11.09.1944

perpetrators

Germans

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Stutthof (prisoner no: 14778): In KL Stutthof (then in Eastern Prussian belonging to Germany, today: Sztutowo village) concentration camp, that Germans started to build on 02.09.1939, a day after German invasion of Poland and start of the II World War, Germans held c. 100‑127 thousands prisoners from 28 countries, including 47 thousands women and children. C. 65,000 victims were murdered and exterminated. In the period of 25.01–27.04.1945 in the face of approaching Russian army Germans evacuated the camp. When on 09.05.1945 Russians soldiers entered the camp only 100 prisoners were still there. In an initial period (1939‑40) Polish Catholic priests from Pomerania were held captive there before being transported to KL Dachau concentration camp. Some of them were murdered in KL Stutthof or vicinity (for instance in Stegna forest). Also later some Catholic priests were held in KL Stutthof. (more on: stutthof.org [access: 2018.11.18], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.07.06])

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:
newsaints.faithweb.com [access: 2014.10.31], stutthof.org [access: 2014.03.21]
original images:
www.myheritage.pl [access: 2018.11.18], encyklopedie.brna.cz [access: 2014.10.31]

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