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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

LEŚNIEWSKI

surname
versions/aliases

LEŚNIEWICZ

forename(s)

Lawrence (pl. Wawrzyniec)

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Vilnius archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Vilnius diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of death

1941

Kursk
Kursk reg., Kursk oblast, Russia

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of Russian occupation together with c. 430 patients of taken over by Russian military Choroszcz hospital — including Fr Joseph Gliński — deported at the end of 1940 in one of three transports to mainland Russia. At the beginning of 1941 reached Kursk. There perished.

cause of death

extermination

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

1870

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1893

positions held

till 1940 — patient {Choroszcz, Psychiatric Hospital}
from 1920 — patient {Tworki, Psychiatric Hospital}
1916–1920 — resident {Grodno, Franciscan monastery}
1910–1916 — vicar {parish: Lyntupy; dean.: Švenčionys}, mansionaire
1904–1910 — vicar {parish: Soły; dean.: Ashmyany}
1899–1904 — curatus/rector/expositus {parish: Soleczniki Wielkie; church: Soleczniki Małe}
from 1897 — parish priest {parish: Korwie; dean.: Giedraičiai}
from 1893 — vicar {parish: Białystok; dean.: Białystok}

others related in death

GLIŃSKI Joseph

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Deportations to Siberia: In 1939‑41 Russians deported — in four large groups in: 10.02.1940, 13‑14.04.1940, 05‑07.1940, 05‑06.1941 — up to 1 mln of Polish citizens from Russian occupied Poland to Siberia leaving them without any support at the place of exile. Thousands of them perished or never returned. The deportations east, deep into Russia, to Siberia resumed after 1944 when Russians took over Poland. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])

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 — 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.org [access: 2015.09.30])

sources

bibliograhical:
„Vilnius archdiocese clergy martyrology 1939‑1945”, Fr Thaddeus Krahel, Białystok, 2017

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