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

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  • GRZEGORCZYK Casimir Richard; source: Waldemar W. Żurek, SDB – „Prisoners free at last”, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGRZEGORCZYK Casimir Richard
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surname

GRZEGORCZYK

forename(s)

Casimir Richard (pl. Kazimierz Ryszard)

  • GRZEGORCZYK Casimir Richard - Grave (1996), churchyard, Łyntupy; source: Waldemar W. Żurek, SDB – „Prisoners free at last”, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOGRZEGORCZYK Casimir Richard
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function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Society of St Francis de Sales (Salesian Society, Salesians of Don Bosco - SDB)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Vilnius archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
st Stanislaus Kostka Warsaw Inspectorate SDB

date and place of birth

05.10.1915

Łódź

alt. dates and places of birth

05.10.1914

religious vows

15.07.1933 (last)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

17.12.1941 (Wilno)

positions held

parish priest of Łyntupy parish in Święciany deanery (1945‑59), f. parish priest of Głębokie parish in Głębokie deanery, f. administrator of Dokszyce parish in Postawy–nadwileński deanery (1944‑5), f. minister at St Stephen church in Vilnius in Vilnius deanery (1941‑4), f. student at Theological Department of Stephen Batory University in Vilnius (1938‑9), f. philosophy student in Marszałki (till 1938), novitiate in Czerwińsk monastery (1932‑3), in Congregation from 1932

date and place of death

19.12.1959

Łyntupy

cause of death

murder

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after closure of all Polish institutions — and confiscation, i.e. state theft — by the Lithuanians, Stephen Batory University among others, student of the clandestine Theological Seminary in Vilnius. After German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, arrested on 26.03.1942 by the Germans during mass arrests of religious clerics in Vilnius. Jailed in Łukiszki prison in Vilnius. Released after few days, on c. 28.03.1942 (according to other sources avoided arrest). After German defeat and start of another Russian occupation in 1944‑5 did not leave his parish and did not migrate to Commie–Nazi prl state. Survived the worst times of harassment despite being beaten up a few time by so‑called „unknown perpetrators”. Murdered at his rectory/his home — apparently opened the door to strangers under ruse of providing baptism services. When found „his back and chest were blue”.

alt. dates and places of death

16.12.1949, 19.12.1949

perpetrators

Russians (?)

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Vilnius (Lukishki): Vilnius prison used both by Russians and Germans. Thousands of Poles were kept there. From 2,000 to 16,000 prisoners were jailed at any time there. In 06.1941, after German invasion, Russians murdered most of the prisoners.

03.03.1942 arrests (Vilnius): On 03.03.1942 in Vilnius Germans arrested 28 professors and 81 seminarians of Vilnius Theological Seminary, prob. denounced by the Lithuanians. All were locked in Łukiszki prison in Vilnius. Professors were on 18.03.1942 transported to Wyłkowyszki and interned there. In 10.1942 were subsequently sent to concentration camp (i.e. Szałtupie, Poniewieżyk). The seminarians were transported out on 04.05.1942 to Germany for slave labour (most of them escaped during the transport). Theological seminary was closed. Few weeks after Vilnius seminary arrests, on 26.03.1942 Germans arrested Vilnius religious friars and clerics (Jesuits and Missionary Fathers of St Vincent a Pauli, among others) who got exposed to the same prison treatment. (more on: www.tygodnik.lt [access: 2013.05.19])

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.polacynawschodzie.pl [access: 2015.03.01], www.radzima.org [access: 2015.03.01]
bibliograhical:
„Vilnius archdiocese clergy martyrology 1939‑1945”, Fr Thaddeus Krahel, Białystok, 2017
„Prisoners free at last”, Waldemar W. Żurek, SDB

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