Roman Catholic parish
85 Wiślana str.
Martyrology of the clergy — Poland
XX century (1914 – 1989)
Alexander (pl. Aleksander)
Latin (Roman Catholic) Church
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diocese / province
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date and place of birth
Sieradz Cou., Łódź voiv., Poland
alt. dates and places of birth
presbyter (holy orders)/
rector of Blessed Virgin Mary — Queen of Poland church in Sieradz(1922‑39) — founder and builder of the church, director of „Sieradz County” Graphical Institute (from 1919) and vocational school for boys in Sieradz–Brzeziny, editor of „Sieradz County” regional weekly „Ziemia Sieradzka” (05.01.1919‑1931) and other publications, f. rector of St Stanislaus church in Sieradz (1908‑22), prefect of schools in Sieradz (from 1908), chaplain of hospital and prison in Sieradz (from 1908), f. rector of church in Konin (till 1908), f. administrator of Konin parish, f. vicar of Lisków, Tuszyn, Rozprza parishes, f. philosophy and theology student at Theological Seminary in Włocławek (till 1902)
date and place of death
Sieradz Cou., Łódź voiv., Poland
cause of death
details of death
At the end of I World War co–founder on 03.11.1918 of Polish National Selfdefence organization in Sieradz. On 11.11.1918 taken hostage by the Germans for the duriation of German army unit march through Sieradz. Led in front of the column with guns aimed at his back. Released on 12.11.1918. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation expelled to a neighbouring Chojne parish. His „Sieradz County” Graphical Institute Germans devastated and robbed. Avoided mass arrests of Polish priests in Warthegau region — Greater Poland region incorporated into Germany in 1939 — 02‑03.1940 and 26.08.1940, Next in the spring of 1941 after setting up a German military compounds in Chojne moved to Błota village, c. 30 km from Sieradz. There for celebration Holy Mass in a small room he stayed in — parish church in Brąszewice was closed by thge Germans — for a few local parishioners cruelly beaten up on 17.06.1941 by German Gendarmes. Unconscious transported to Sieradz hospital where perished three days later.
others related in death
camps (+ prisoner no)
02-03.1940 arrests (Warthegau): First large wave of arrests in 1940 of Polish clergy from German occupied Warthegau region (Greater Poland), started in fact in 01.1940 but the largest numbers of priest were held in 02‑03.1940. In accordance with a plan of „Ohne Gott, ohne Religion, ohne Priesters und Sakramenten” — „without God, without religion, without priest and sacrament” — drafted by the Gaulaiter of Warthegau, Artur Greiser, few hundred of Polish priests were interned in transit camps in Puszczykowo, Bruczków, Goruszki, Chludowo and KL Posen (Fort VII) concentration camp prior to transfer to concentration camps deep within Germany.
26.08.1940 arrests (Warthegau): As part of strategy formulated by the Gaulaiter of German‑occupied Wartheland, Artur Greiser, implementing „Ohne Gott, ohne Religion, ohne Priesters und Sakramenten” — „without God, without religion, without priest and sacrament” — policy, hundreds of Polish priests were arrested on this day. They were jailed, together with priests arrested previously and held in Ląd on Warta river camp, among others, in Szczeglin transit camp n. Mogilno. Three days later all were transferred to KL Sachsenhausen concentration camp.
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])
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