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surname

BIEDERMANN

forename(s)

Alfred

religious forename(s)

Felix (pl. Feliks)

religious forename(s)
versions/aliases

Alphonse (pl. Alfons)

function

laybrother

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Churchmore on
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congregation

Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans, Minorites - OFM)more on
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diocese / province

Assumption into Heaven of the Blessed Mary province OFMmore on
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date and place of death

26.10.1944

n. Gromintoday: Pułtusk gm., Pułtusk pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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alt. dates and places of death

n. Ciechanówtoday: Ciechanów pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
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details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II, during German–Russian battles on the Eastern front — after Russian decision in 08.1944 to stop offensive on the front because of the outbreak of Warsaw Upring and Russian decision not to help it — perished during tactical skirmishes between 48th Russians army of the 2nd Belarusian front and Germans on the right bank of Narew river, in the vicinity of Pułtusk, on the front line including so‑called „Różan breach” (prob. was in German army).

Buried in Gromin village.

cause of death

warfare

perpetrators

Germans / Russians

date and place of birth

19.12.1910

Tarnowskie Górytoday: Tarnowskie Góry pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
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religious vows

18.03.1936 (temporary)
18.03.1939 (permanent)

positions held

c. 1939

friar {Jarocintoday: Jarocin gm., Jarocin pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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, St Anthony of Padua monastery, Franciscans' Order}, carpenter

16.03.1935 – 18.03.1936

novitiate {Franciscans' Order}

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Warsaw Uprising: Lasted from 01.08.1944 till 03.10.1944. Was an attempt to liberate Polish capital from occupying Germans by the Polish Clandestine State — a unique in the history of the world political structure on the territories occupied by the Germans, effectively governing clandestinely in Poland — and by fighting on its behalf underground military units, mainly of Home Army (former Armed Struggle Association ZWZ) and National Armed Forced (NSZ). At the same time Russians stopped on purpose the offensive on all front, halted on the other bank of Vistula river and watched calmly the annihilation of the city, refusing even the mid–landing rights to the Allied planes carrying weapons and supplies to the insurgents from Italy. During the Uprising Germans murdered approx. 200,000 Poles, mainly civilians. Approx. 200 priests and nuns died in fighting or were murdered by the Germans, many in mass executions. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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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. In a political sense, the pact was an attempt to restore the status quo ante before 1914, with one exception, namely the „commercial” exchange of the so–called „Kingdom of Poland”, which in 1914 was part of the Russian Empire, fore Eastern Galicia (today's western Ukraine), in 1914 belonging to the Austro–Hungarian Empire. Galicia, including Lviv, was to be taken over by the Russians, the „Kingdom of Poland” — under the name of the General Governorate — Germany. The resultant „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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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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

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