St Sigismund parish
85 Wiślana Str.
Warsaw archdiocese, Poland
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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland
XX century (1914 – 1989)
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date and place of death
(Italy territory)today: Italy
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During II World War, started by German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939, drafted into German army.
Perished during Italian campaign, when Allied forces were capturing the Apennine peninsula, step by step, in unknown circumstances.
In 07.1944 the battles raged across central Italy, beyond Rome (Allied forces were approaching Florence captured on 04.08.1944 and Polish troops under Gen.
Anders were engaged in a month–long battle over Ancona, among others).
cause of death
Germans / Allies
date and place of birth
Zabrzetoday: Zabrze city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
others related in death
BORONOWSKIClick to display biography John (Fr Gothard), BURZYClick to display biography Francis (Bro. Erwin), CUDOKClick to display biography John (Bro. Stephen), FIOŁKAClick to display biography Joseph (Cl. Hildebert), FUNCKEClick to display biography Eric (Bro. Anzelm), GIEMSAClick to display biography Ignatius (Cl. Gabriel), GISAClick to display biography Peter (Fr Matthias), GOLLAClick to display biography William (Bro. Cunibert), GRZYMEKClick to display biography Francis (Cl. Ludger), HEINClick to display biography Bernard (Bro. Julian), HERUDClick to display biography John (Bro. Pius), HOLZBRECHERClick to display biography Walter (Bro. Otfried), KASZUBAClick to display biography Roman (Bro. Stanislaus), KONKOLClick to display biography John (Bro. Camille), KOZAClick to display biography William (Bro. Guido), LARISCHClick to display biography Charles, MRATZEKClick to display biography Victor (Fr William), MYRCZIKClick to display biography Ernest (Fr Reynald), MYŚLIWIECClick to display biography John (Bro. Gregory), OLBRICHClick to display biography Francis (Bro. Hillary), PODLESCHKAClick to display biography John, RUDOLLClick to display biography Alphonse (Fr Fidelis), SCHILDERClick to display biography Paul (Bro. Urban), SEIDELClick to display biography Gerard (Bro. Marian), SLADEKClick to display biography Ignatius (Bro. Candid), WAWROClick to display biography Joseph (Bro. Alex), WILCZEKClick to display biography Francis (Cl. Corbinian)
camps (+ prisoner no)
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
bibliograhical:, „Opole Silesia clergy's martyrology during II World War”, Fr Andrew Hanich, Opole 2009
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