Roman Catholic parish
85 Wiślana str.
Martyrology of the clergy — Poland
XX century (1914 – 1989)
Francis (pl. Franciszek)
Latin (Roman Catholic) Church
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Order of Brothers Hospitallers of St. John of God (Brothers Hospitallers, Fatebenefratelli - OH)
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date and place of death
Razavi Khorasan prov.
alt. dates and places of death
details of death
After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, found himself in Vilnius, then occupied by the Lithuanians. The sources state, that on 10.06.1940 was arrested by the Russians (though the Russians took over Vilnius on 15.06.1940). „amnesty” for Poles. Managed to get to the Polish Armed Forced under Gen. Vladislaus Anders forming in southern Russia. Joined as rifleman in one of „evacuation compounds”. Together with this Gen. Anders’ army left Russia in 1942 and crossed over to Iran (Persia) where soon perished in Mashdad in unknown circumstances.
cause of death
date and place of birth
Starogard Gdański pow., Pomerania voiv.
friar of monastery in Vilnius (till 1940), f. friar of monasteries in Warsaw (c. 1939), Bogucice (from 1933), Cracow (1933), novitiate from 24.11.1928, in Order from 12.01.1928
camps (+ prisoner no)
Gen. Anders army’s evacuation to Iran: In 08‑09.1941 joint British and Russian invasion of Iran ( „Operation Y”) took place. On 17.09.1941 Teheran was jointly captured by British and Russian troops. When Gen. Anders decided to take Polish troops out of Russia altogether 75,003 militaries and 41,128 civilians, including c. 20,000 children, Polish victims of Russian deportations, prisons and concentration camps reached Iran between 12.03.1942 and 09.1942. One of the transit camps was in Mashdad in northern Iran, in Russian occupation zone, which 2,694 people, mainly civilians including 1,704 children (Mary Anne Tyszkiewicz known under artistic name of Hanka Ordonówna, famous Polish singer) went through. There on a separate patch of Armenian cemetery 29 Polish refugees, including 16 soldiers were buried — victims of car accidents on treacherous road from Russia and devastation and exhaustion from past experiences in Russia. Altogether 600 Polish soldiers, „43 junior–boys, 17 junior–girls, 13 volunteers of Women’s Support Services and 2 sisters of Red Cross” perished in Iran… (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.05.30])
Gulag: Network of Russian slave labour concentration camps. At any given time up to 12 mln inmates where held in them, milions perished. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09])
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])
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.
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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