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St Sigismund parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana Str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

KAZIMIEROWICZ

forename(s)

Henry Maximilian (pl. Henryk Maksymilian)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Church RCmore on
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diocese / province

Włocławek diocesemore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

Pinsk diocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

academic distinctions

Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Theology

date and place
of death

10.08.1942

TA HartheimSchloss Hartheim „euthanasia” center
today: Alkoven, Eferding dist., Salzburg state, Austria

more on
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alt. dates and places
of death

15.09.1942 (KL Dachau „death certificate” date)

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II, after start of German occupation, arrested by the Germans on 06.10.1941.

Interned in DL Konstantinow transit camp.

From there on 30.10.1941 transported to KL Dachau concentration camp.

Finally totally exhausted sent in a so‐called Germ. „Invalidentransport” (Eng. „Invalids' transport”) to TA Hartheim Euthanasia Center and murdered in a gas chamber.

cause of death

extermination: gassing in a gas chamber

perpetrators

Germans

date and place
of birth

08.06.1896

Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
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alt. dates and places
of birth

09.06.1896,10.06.1896

presbyter (holy orders)
ordination

22.06.1919

positions held

1937 – 1941

parish priest — Tłokiniatoday: Tłokinia Kościelna, Opatówek gm., Kalisz pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
pl.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.19]
⋄ St James the Apostle RC parish ⋄ South Kaliszdeanery name
today: Kalisz city pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2020.12.16]
RC deanery

1936 – 1937

parish priest — Bronisławtoday: Dobre gm., Radziejów pov., Kuyavia‐Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ St Bartholomew the Apostle RC parish ⋄ Radziejówform.: Radziejów Kujawski
today: Radziejów gm., Radziejów pov., Kuyavia‐Pomerania voiv., Poland

more on
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[access: 2020.12.16]
RC deanery

1936

prefect — Brest on Bugform.: Brest‐Litovsk /till 1923/
today: Brest, Brest dist., Brest reg., Belarus

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⋄ gymnasium(s)

1934 – 1935

parish priest — Śledzianówtoday: Drohiczyn gm., Siemiatycze pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ St Peter and St Paul the Apostles RC parish

1932 – 1933

student — Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.10.09]
⋄ Criminological Institute, Free Polish University

1932 – 1934

parish priest — Mielniktoday: Mielnik gm., Siemiatycze pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2020.12.11]
⋄ Transfiguration of the Lord RC parish ⋄ Drohiczyntoday: Drohiczyn gm., Siemiatycze pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2020.12.11]
RC deanery

1929 – 1932

parish priest — Stolintoday: Stolin dist., Brest reg., Belarus
more on
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[access: 2022.05.02]
⋄ Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary RC parish ⋄ Luninetstoday: Luninets dist., Brest reg., Belarus
more on
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[access: 2021.09.02]
RC deanery

1926 – 1929

parish priest — Lakhvatoday: Lakhva ssov., Luninets dist., Brest reg., Belarus
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⋄ RC parish ⋄ Luninetstoday: Luninets dist., Brest reg., Belarus
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[access: 2021.09.02]
RC deanery

1926 – 1928

professor — Pinsktoday: Pinsk city dist., Brest reg., Belarus
more on
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[access: 2022.07.16]
⋄ St Thomas Aquinas' Theological Seminary

1923 – 1925

professor — Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.10.09]
⋄ philosophy and criteriology, Catholic Women's University

1923 – 1925

vicar — Łódźtoday: Łódź city pov., Łódź voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.07.18]
⋄ Transfiguration of the Lord RC parish ⋄ Łódźtoday: Łódź city pov., Łódź voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]
RC deanery — gymnasium prefect

1923

PhD student — Rometoday: Rome prov., Lazio reg., Italy
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⋄ Pontifical Roman Institute / University of St Apolinarius, known as „Athenaeum” — resident: Pontifical Roman German and Hungarian College (Lat. Pontificium Collegium Germanicum et Hungaricum de Urbe), known as „Collegium Germanicum” and Polish Hospice by St Stanislav the Bishop and Martyr church in Rome

1922 – 1923

PhD student — Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.10.09]
⋄ University of Warsaw [i.e. University of Warsaw (from 1945) / clandestine University (1939‐1945) / Joseph Piłsudski University (1935‐1939) / University of Warsaw (1915‐1935) / Imperial University of Warsaw (1870‐1915)]

1920 – 1922

PhD student — Lublintoday: Lublin city pov., Lublin voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.08.20]
⋄ Catholic University of Lublin KUL [i.e. Catholic University of Lublin KUL (since 1928) / clandestine Catholic University of Lublin KUL (1939‐1944) / University of Lublin (1918‐1928)]

1919 – 1920

prefect — Praszkatoday: Praszka gm., Olesno pov., Opole voiv., Poland
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[access: 2020.12.11]
⋄ Polish School Society's Coeducational gymnasium

till 1919

student — Włocławektoday: Włocławek city pov., Kuyavia‐Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary

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murder sites
camp 
(+ prisoner no)

TA Hartheim: From 05.1940, in the Germ. Tötungsanstalt (Eng. Killing/Euthanasia Center) TA Hartheim, at the Schloss Hartheim castle in Alkoven in Upper Austria, belonging to KL Mauthausen‐Gusen complex of concentration camps, as part of «Aktion T4» program, the Germans murdered victims — people mentally retarded and disabled — in gas chambers with carbon monoxide. Till 24.08.1941 and the formal end of the «Aktion T4» program, c. 18,000 people were murdered in TA Hartheim. In 04.1941 the program was extended to include concentration camp prisoners. Most, if not all, of the murdered clergy from the KL Dachau concentration camp were taken to TA Hartheim in the so‐called Germ. „Invalidentransport” (Eng. „transport of invalids”), prisoners who were sick and, according to the Germans, „unable to work” (initially under the pretext of transfer to a better camp) — after the formal end of «Aktion T4» as part of the program codenamed «Aktion 14 f 13». It is estimated that at this stage — until 11.12.1944 — c. 12,000 prisoners were gassed at TA Hartheim.
Note: The dates of death of victims murdered in Schloss Hartheim indicated in the „White Book” are the dates of deportations from the last concentration camp the victims where held in. The real dates of death are unknown — apart from c. 49 priests whose names were included in the niem. „Invalidentransports”, but who did not arrive at TA Hartheim. Prob. perished on the day of transport, somewhere between KL Dachau and Munich, and their bodies were thrown out of the transport and cremated in Munich. The investigation conducted by Polish Institute of National Remembrance IPN concluded, that the other victims were murdered immediately upon arrival in Schloss Hartheim, bodies cremated and the ashes spread over local fields and into Danube river. In order to hide details of the genocide Germans falsified both dates of death (for instance those entered into KL Dachau concentration camp books, which are presented in „White Book” as alternative dates of death) and their causes. (more on: ipn.gov.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.05.30]
, en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.05.30]
)

«Aktion T4»: German state euthanasia program, systematic murder of people mentally retarded, chronically, mentally and neurologically ill — „elimination of live not worth living” (Germ. „Vernichtung von lebensunwertem Leben”). At a peak, in 1940‐1941, c. 70,000 people were murdered, including patients of psychiatric hospitals in German occupied Poland — German formalists noted then that, among others, „performing disinfection [i.e. gassing] of 70,273 people with a life expectancy of up to 10 years saved food in the amount of 141,775,573.80 Deutschmark”. From 04.1941 also mentally ill and „disabled” (i.e. unable to work) prisoners held in German concentration camps were included in the program — denoted then as «Aktion 14 f 13». C. 20,000 inmates were then murdered, including Polish Catholic priests held in KL Dachau concentration camp, who were murdered in Hartheim gas chambers. The other „regional extension” of «Aktion T4» was «Aktion Brandt» program during which Germans murdered chronically ill patients in order to make space for wounded soldiers. It is estimated that at least 30,000 were murdered in this program. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.10.31]
)

KL Dachau (prisoner no: 28287Click to display biography): KL Dachau in German Bavaria, set up in 1933, became the main German Germ. Konzentrationslager (Eng. concentration camp) KL for Catholic priests and religious during World War II: On c. 09.11.1940, Reichsführer‐SS Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, Gestapo and German police, as a result of the Vatican's intervention, decided to transfer all clergymen detained in various concentration camps to KL Dachau camp. The first major transports took place on 08.12.1940. In KL Dachau Germans held approx. 3,000 priests, including 1,800 Poles. The priests were forced to slave labor in the Germ. „Die Plantage” — the largest herb garden in Europe, managed by the genocidal SS, consisting of many greenhouses, laboratory buildings and arable land, where experiments with new natural medicines were conducted — for many hours, without breaks, without protective clothing, no food. They slaved in construction, e.g. of camp's crematorium. In the barracks ruled hunger, freezing cold in the winter and suffocating heat during the summer, especially acute in 1941‐1942. Prisoners suffered from bouts of illnesses, including tuberculosis. Many were victims of murderous „medical experiments” — in 11.1942 c. 20 were given phlegmon injections; in 07.1942 to 05.1944 c. 120 were used by for malaria experiments. More than 750 Polish clerics where murdered by the Germans, some brought to Schloss Hartheim euthanasia centre and murdered in gas chambers. At its peak KL Dachau concentration camps’ system had nearly 100 slave labour sub‐camps located throughout southern Germany and Austria. There were c. 32,000 documented deaths at the camp, and thousands perished without a trace. C. 10,000 of the 30,000 inmates were found sick at the time of liberation, on 29.04.1945, by the USA troops… (more on: www.kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.deClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.10]
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[access: 2016.05.30]
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DL Konstantinow: Germ. Durchgangslager Konstantinow (Eng. Transit Camp) — resettlement concentration camp established on 05.01.1940 in Konstantynów Łódzki (c. 10 km west of the center of Łódź), and operational till 16.08.1943. Polish prisoners from Greater Poland (Wielkopolska), Pomerania and central Poland were held there. Approx. 42,000 were interned, thousands of them perished out of which approx. 700 were identified. In 10.1941‐12.1941 approx. 450 Polish priests and religious from Częstochowa, Łódź and Włocławek dioceses and Poznań archdiocese were imprisoned there prior to transport to KL Dachau concentration camp. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.10]
, ipn.gov.plClick to attempt to display webpage
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06.10.1941 arrests (Warthegau): On 13.09.1941 Gaulaiter of German province Germ. Warthegau i.e. Germ. Reichsgau Wartheland, in German‐occupied Greater Poland (where German standard law was in force), Artur Greiser, implementing „Ohne Gott, ohne Religion, ohne Priesters und Sakramenten” — „without God, without religion, without priest and sacrament” — policy issued a decree formally dissolving Catholic Church and forming in its place a Roman Catholic German National Church in Germ. Warthegau, an organization subject to a German private law. The ordinance was issued backdated to 01.09.1939, i.e. the date of the German invasion of Poland, which sanctioned the later robbery of the property of the Catholic Church acting for the benefit of the Polish population by the Germans. All the contacts with Vatican were forbidden. All the religion congregations were also dissolved. On 06‐07.10.1941 mass arrests of Polish Catholic priests took place. All were herded into Konstantynów or Ląd on Warta river transit camps or KL Posen concentration camp (in this case, the detainees were first registered, photographed and examined in the infamous Poznań headquarters of the German political police, the Gestapo, in the former Soldier's House). On 30.10.1941 most of them were transported to KL Dachau 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 World War II 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 Stanislav 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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Pius XI's encyclicals: Facing the creation of two totalitarian systems in Europe, which seemed to compete with each other, though there were more similarities than contradictions between them, Pope Pius XI issued in 03.1937 (within 5 days) two encyclicals. In the „Mit brennender Sorge” (Eng. „With Burning Concern”) published on 14.03.1938, condemned the national socialism prevailing in Germany. The Pope wrote: „Whoever, following the old Germanic‐pre‐Christian beliefs, puts various impersonal fate in the place of a personal God, denies the wisdom of God and Providence […], whoever exalts earthly values: race or nation, or state, or state system, representatives of state power or other fundamental values of human society, […] and makes them the highest standard of all values, including religious ones, and idolizes them, this one […] is far from true faith in God and from a worldview corresponding to such faith”. On 19.03.1937, published „Divini Redemptoris” (Eng. „Divine Redeemer”), in which criticized Russian communism, dialectical materialism and the class struggle theory. The Pope wrote: „Communism deprives man of freedom, and therefore the spiritual basis of all life norms. It deprives the human person of all his dignity and any moral support with which he could resist the onslaught of blind passions […] This is the new gospel that Bolshevik and godless communism preaches as a message of salvation and redemption of humanity”… Pius XI demanded that the established human law be subjected to the natural law of God , recommended the implementation of the ideal of a Christian state and society, and called on Catholics to resist. Two years later, National Socialist Germany and Communist Russia came together and started World War II. (more on: www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2023.05.28]
, www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2023.05.28]
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