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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection

st Sigismund
Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese

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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • BŁAŻEWSKI Ignatius, source: biblioteka.wejherowo.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBŁAŻEWSKI Ignatius
    source: biblioteka.wejherowo.pl
    own collection






Ignatius (pl. Ignacy)

  • BŁAŻEWSKI Ignatius - Commemorative plaque, Sacred Heart of Jesus basilica, Warsaw, source: pl.wikipedia.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBŁAŻEWSKI Ignatius
    Commemorative plaque, Sacred Heart of Jesus basilica, Warsaw
    source: pl.wikipedia.org
    own collection


religious cleric


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


Society of St Francis de Sales (Salesian Society, - SDB)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

st Stanislaus Kostka Warsaw Inspectorate SDB
Culm (Chełmno) diocese
more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23]

date and place of death


Wielka Piaśnica
col. Piaśnica, Puck gm., Puck pow., Pomerania voiv., Poland

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II arrested on 14.10.1939 by the Germans. Incarcerated prob. in Neufahrwasser transit camp and in Wejherowo prison. From there taken to Piaśnica execution site and murdered — prob. in the first mass genocidal execution of Poles in Piaśnica forests.

cause of death

mass murder



date and place of birth


Błażowa gm., Rzeszów pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland

alt. dates and places of birth


religious vows

1922 (last)

presbyter (holy orders)/

26.06.1933 (Cracow)

positions held

friar of Rumia monastery — educator in Salesians pastoral and educational Institute, f. friar in Vilnius, Łódź, Dworzec monasteries — educator and catechist in Salesians’ oratories, f. friar at Różanystok monastery — vicar of the parish, novitiate in Klecza Dolna monastery 1921‑2

others related in death

ANGRYK Louis, BIEŃKOWSKI John, BLAJER Blase, BORYSIAK John, BRODOWSKI John, DUNAJSKI Peter, FIEREK Anastasius, FITTKAU Edmund, GASIŃSKI Louis, GLISZCZYŃSKI John, GŁOWA Czeslav, HEINIG Julius, HOEFT Joseph Walter, JAKUBOWSKI John, JAMRÓG Witold (Fr Henry), JÓŹWIAK Joanna, KALISZ Casimir, KASZUBOWSKI Louis, KITZERMANN Francis, KNITTER Louis, KONEWECKI Joseph, KOTOWSKA Mary Hedwig (Sr Alice), KRĘCKI Anastasius, LABUDA Bronislaus, LEHMANN Joseph, MOJKOWSKI Julian, MÓWIŃSKI Joseph, NIKLEWSKI Felix, OLKIEWICZ Bruno, PRONOBIS Adalbert, PRZYBYSZ Francis, RACKI Czeslav, ROMPCA Leo, SARNOWSKI Robert Joseph, SUDY Charles, SZYNALEWSKI Francis Xavier, SZYPNIEWSKI Vladislav, TURZYŃSKI Theodore Emilian, UGOFOWSKI Francis, WARCZAK Augustine, WĄTRÓBSKI Adalbert, WIELEWSKI Vladislav, WILEMSKI Czeslav Casimir, WILEMSKI Paul Felix, WITKOWSKI Boleslaus, WOHLFEIL Edmund, ZAKRZEWSKI John, ZĄBEK Edmund Leopold, ŻUREK Mieczyslav

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Piaśnica: In the forests of Piaśnica, c. 1 km from the center of Wielka Piaśnica village near Wejherowo in Pomerania, as part of the Germ. Intelligenzaktion, from 10.1939 to 04.1940, the Germans murdered, in mass executions, 12,000–14,000 Poles from Gdańsk Pomerania, mostly Polish intelligentsia. Genocides were committed by SS units (including the Wachsturmbann „Eimann” unit) with the help of members of the paramilitary organization Volksdeutscher Selbstschutz, consistint of treacherous Polish citizens of German origin. Arrested people who found themselves on the so‑called German „Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen” — a named proscription list of „enemies of the Reich”. The victims were usually transported by trains to Wejherowo, in closed wagons attached to a regular passenger services. There, the wagons were detached and the victims, after a brutal selection, with families and children separated, were loaded onto trucks and buses. There pits were awaiting them, dug out initially by local German farmers, and later by Polish–prisoners from the Germ. Neufahrwasser camp in Gdańsk, known as the Germ. „Himmelfahrtskommando” (Eng. „Ascension into Heaven commando”) — these after some time were murdered and new ones were brought in. The victims had to undress to their underwear, and then in groups of 5–6 people were murdered with a shot to the back of the head, standing or kneeling over a dug hole. The wounded were finished off — some with rifle butts. The graves were then covered, and in 1940 seedlings of trees and bushes were planted on them. In 1944, in the face of the impending defeat of the war, the Germans forced Polish prisoners from the KL Stutthof concentration camp to dig up the graves and burn the bodies, and then murdered the prisoners. Piaśnica is referred to as „Pomeranian Katyn” or „Kashubian Golgota”. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2021.10.09])

Wejherowo: Detention centre run by Germans. In 1939 Wejherowo prison was place of mass murders of Poles and the selection place from where victims were taken to Piaśnica, place of execution of thousands of Poles as a part of „Intelligenzaktion” aimed at extermination of Polish intelligentsia and ruling classes in Pomerania. (more on: www.sw.gov.pl [access: 2013.08.17])

Neufahrwasser: Neufahrwasser (Gdańsk — Nowy Port) was a transit camp organised by the Germans in 1939 for Polish prisoners, chiefly as a part of „Intelligenzaktion” — extermination of Polish intelligentsia in Pomerania. Z Neufahrwasser prisoners were being sent to KL Stutthof concentration camp or directly to execution sites. The camp was closed in 04.1940. (more on: stutthof.org [access: 2013.08.10], ofiaromwojny.republika.pl [access: 2013.12.04])

Intelligenzaktion: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — extermination program of Polish elites, mainly intelligentsia, executed by the Germans right from the start of the occupation in 09.1939 till around 05.1940, mainly on the lands directly incorporated into Germany but also in the so‑called General Governorate where it was called AB‑aktion. During the first phase right after start of German occupation of Poland implemented as Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”) — plan based on proscription lists of Poles worked out by (Germ. Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen), regarded by Germans as specially dangerous to the German Reich. List contained names of c. 61,000 Poles. Altogether during this genocide Germans methodically murdered c. 50,000 teachers, priests, landowners, social and political activists and retired military. Further 50,000 were sent to concentration camps where most of them perished. (more on: stutthof.org [access: 2013.08.10], ofiaromwojny.republika.pl [access: 2013.12.04], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.04])

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])


bws.sdb.org.pl [access: 2019.05.30], biblioteka.wejherowo.pl [access: 2013.05.19]
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