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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Ignatius Marian (pl. Ignacy Marian)
Dominic (pl. Dominik)
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date and place of death
Katyntoday: Smolensk reg., Smolensk oblast, Russia
alt. dates and places of death
05.05.1940, 11-12.05.1940, 15.05.1940
Smolensktoday: Smolensk oblast, Russia
details of death
After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II went with a few religious brothers to Chełm Lubelski.
There volunteered as a nurse in the county hospital and next as a nurse–volunteer in „Lublin” Army of the Polish Armed Forces.
With his unit left Chełm Lubelski and after 17.09.1939 arrested by the Russians (Chełm Lubelski was captured by the Russians on 25.09.1939 but then — in accordance with Ribbentrop–Molotov pact — on 07.10.1939 Russians handed in the city to the Germans: prob. in this short period was arrested by the Russians).
Regarded as an officer (wore a borrowed lieutenant's uniform of Border Security Corps) jailed in Szepietówka concentration camp and next moved to Kozielsk concentration camp — prob. in a transport on c. 11.10.1939 (initially taken to Starobielsk POW camp that was however overcrowded).
From there taken by the Russians to a genocide site in Katyń, where was murdered.
alt. details of death
There are indications that might have been murdered in genocidal Russian NKVD organisation's prison in Smoleńsk and his body subsequently transported to and dumped into a mass grave in Katyń forest (prob. grave no 8).
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Kętytoday: Kęty gm., Oświęcim pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
others related in death
ALEKSANDROWICZClick to display biography Anthony, CHOMAClick to display biography Edward Anthony, CICHOWICZClick to display biography Nicholas, FEDOROŃKOClick to display biography Simon, ILKÓWClick to display biography Nicholas, KONTEKClick to display biography Stanislaus, POHORECKIClick to display biography John, POTOCKIClick to display biography John Jozefat, SUCHCICKIClick to display biography Casimir, URBANClick to display biography Vladislav Michael, ZIÓŁKOWSKIClick to display biography John Leo, SZEPTYCKIClick to display biography Andrew Mary Stanislaus
camps (+ prisoner no)
Katyń: From 03.04.1940 till 12.05.1940 Russians in a planned genocide executed in Katyń approx. 4,400 Polish prisoners of war (POW) kept in Kozielsk concentration camp. This was a fulfillment of Russian Commie–Nazi government decision – Political Bureau of the Russian Commie–Nazi party of 05.03.1940 – to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and individuals held in Russian POW camps following Ribbentrop–Molotov German–Russian accord and annexation of half of Poland into Russia, confirmed by the order No.00350 of the head of the NKVD, Mr Lavrentyi Beria, on the "discharge of NKVD prisons" in Ukraine and Belarus. There are indications – i.e. 4 so–called "NKVD–Gestapo Methodical Conferences" of 1939–40: in Brześć on Bug, Przemyśl, Zakopane and Cracow – of close collaboration between Germans and Russians in realization of plans of total extermination of Polish nation, its elites in particular – decision that prob. was confirmed during meeting of socialist leaders of Germany: Mr Heinrich Himmler, and Russia: Mr Lavrentyi Beria, in another German leader's hunting lodge: Mr Hermann Göring, in Rominty in Romincka Forest in East Prussia. Earlier at the same spot Russians murdered thousands of victims in 1937. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
Smoleńsk: Russian investigative and penal prison run by a genocidal NKVD organisation.
Kozielsk (prisoner no: 4487): In 1939‑40 in Kozielsk Russians set a concentration camp for Poles arrested after 1939 invasion of Poland. In 04.1940 approx. 4,300 were kept there and subsequently— as the fulfillment of Russian government decision to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and prisoners of war camps (Polish holocaust) — were executed in Katyń. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
Starobielsk: In 1939‑41 in Starobielsk Russians set a concentration camp for Poles arrested after 1939 invasion of Poland. In 04.1940 approx. 3,800 were kept there and subsequently— as the fulfillment of Russian government decision to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and prisoners of war camps (Polish holocaust) — were executed in Twer. Used as a concentration camp for Poles later as well. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
Szepietówka: In Szepietówka/Szepetewka, village on the then Polish Ukraine, by the decision of Russian genocidal leader Mr Kliment Voroshilov, Russians set up one of the transit camps for Polish POWs — Polish intelligentsia and soldiers — arrested after Russian invasion of Poland on 17.09.1939. C. 20,000 prisoners were held there in extremely harsh conditions: POWs had to sleep on the earth, without food, having to queue few hours for a glass of water. Next POWs were sent to Russian concentration camps and then to mass execution sites. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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
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bibliograhical:, „Lexicon of Polish clergy repressed in USSR in 1939‑1988”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin,
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[access: 2014.01.16], ipn.gov.plClick to attempt to display webpage
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