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

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    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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  • JĘTKIEWICZ Halina (Sr Rose of Mary's Heart), source: pl.catholicmartyrs.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOJĘTKIEWICZ Halina (Sr Rose of Mary's Heart)
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religious status

Servant of God





religious forename(s)

Rose of Mary's Heart (pl. Róża od Serca Maryi)




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


3rd Order Dominican (OPL) (Lay Dominican - OPL)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Mogilev archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.06.23]

date and place of death


Novaya Shulba
East Kazakhstan reg., Kazakhstan

details of death

In 1921 received a proposal to return to Poland from Bolshevik Russia. Rejected an offer. Arrested by the Russians for the first time on 26.11.1923 together with almost all co‑nuns and tertiary sisters belonging to Sr Catherine Abrikosova Mother Superior group (c. 25 nuns, mainly Russians, 3 Poles), and their local priest, Fr. Nicholas Alexandrov. During investigation held in Moscow, prob. in Lyublyanka prison, in a solitary cell, and then in Butyrki prison — in a joint cell. On 19/24.05.1924 sentenced, without participation in any court trial, to 5 years in prison — the other received sentences ranging from 10 years in prison to 3 years in exile. Jailed in Irkutsk prison. In 1929 sentenced to further 3 years exile. Transported to Kolpashevo village in Narym Krai. Released on 30.04.1932 with settlement restrictions. In 08.1932 moved to Rybinsk. In 1934 lived in Tambov. There on 01.02.1935 arrested by the Russians again. Accused — together with a few of his co—nuns — of keeping in touch with Catholic priests held captive by the Russians. Brought to Voronezh prison and held in solitary cell. Interrogated for 9 months. On 19.11.1935 found not guilty and on 27.11.1935 released. After short stay in Tambiv moved to Maloyaroslavets (120 km south of Moscov) — was there at least from 10.1936. Taught German language in local school. Fired when refused to cooperate with atheistic agitators. Worked as a typist. In the autumn of 1942 moved to Novo–Shulba n.Semipalatynsk, to help s. Stephane Gorodziec exiled there. There perished herself. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, survived a few months in German occupied Maloyaroslavets (from 18.10.1941 till 02.01.1942), during so‑called Battle of Moscov. After German withdrawal two of her co‑sisters were arrested. One of them, her gravely sick superior Sr Stephanie Gorodziec, was deported to Kazakhstan. In the autumn of 1942 she joined her in Novo–Shulba village n. Semipalatynsk. Both without permanent employment suffered from hunger. She contracted pneumonia and perished.

cause of death




date and place of birth


n. Kārsava
Kārsava mun., Latvia

positions held

secretary of Sr Catherine Abrikosova Mother Superior, in 3rd Dominican Order from autumn of 1920, f. teacher at secondary school and at a nursery in Moscow (from c. 1917), f. student of chemistry at University in Moscow (1914‑7), f. student at Faculty of Natural Sciences in Moscow (c. 1913‑4)

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Forced exile: One of the standard Russian forms of repression. The prisoners were usually taken to a small village in the middle of nowhere — somewhere in Siberia, in far north or far east — dropped out of the train carriage or a cart, left out without means of subsistence or place to live. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20])

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])

Irkutsk (Krasnoy Corpus): Russian investigative and penal prison, for political prisoners. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20])

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])

Moscow (Butyrki): Harsh transit and interrogation prison in Moscow — for political prisoners — where Russians held and murdered thousands of Poles. Founded prob. in XVII century. In XIX century many Polish insurgents (Polish uprisings of 1831 and 1863) were held there. During Communist regime a place of internment for political prisoners prior to a transfer to Russian slave labour complex Gulag. During the Great Purge c. 20,000 inmates were held there at any time (c. 170 in every cell). Thousands were murdered. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2020.05.01])

Moscow (Lubyanka): Location of a murderous Russian Cheka and next NKVD (later MVD and KGB) and a prison (in the basement, with 118 cells — in 1936 — of which 94 were solitary — altogether at any time up to 350 prisoners were held there and c. 2,857 in 1937) in Moscow at Lubyanka Square where Russians interrogated and murdered many political prisoners. Most of the prisoners after investigations were transferred to other Moscov prisons, e.g. Butyrki. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.31])


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