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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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  • KŁOCZKO Valerian (Bro. Abundancius Mary); source: Fr Thaddeus Krahel, „Vilnius archdiocese clergy martyrology 1939—1945”, Białystok, 2017, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKŁOCZKO Valerian (Bro. Abundancius Mary)
    source: Fr Thaddeus Krahel, „Vilnius archdiocese clergy martyrology 1939—1945”, Białystok, 2017
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surname

KŁOCZKO

forename(s)

Valerian (pl. Walerian)

religious forename(s)

Abundancius Mary (pl. Abundancjusz Maria)

  • KŁOCZKO Valerian (Bro. Abundancius Mary) - Commemorative plaque, St Francis Stygmata church, Warsaw-New Town, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKŁOCZKO Valerian (Bro. Abundancius Mary)
    Commemorative plaque, St Francis Stygmata church, Warsaw-New Town
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    Commemorative plaque, St Francis Stygmata church, Warsaw-New Town
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  • KŁOCZKO Valerian (Bro. Abundancius Mary) - Commemorative plaque, Franciscans' church, Cracow, 5 Franciszkańska str., source: www.sowiniec.com.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOKŁOCZKO Valerian (Bro. Abundancius Mary)
    Commemorative plaque, Franciscans' church, Cracow, 5 Franciszkańska str.
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function

laybrother

creed

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

congregation

Order of Friars Minor Conventual OFMConvmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

(i.e. Conventual Franciscans)

date and place
of death

26.06.1941

Harasimowiczetoday: Dąbrowa Białostocka gm., Sokółka pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2022.01.28]

details of death

After German invasion of Poland on 01.09.1939 (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later) and start of the World War II released on 06.09.1939 from Niepokalanów monastery.

Went east, on foot.

Settled at family house in Harasimowicze.

There survived Russian (till 1941) occupation, helping his parents in running a farm and helping in his parish and church (teaching children religion, among others).

After German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, when returning home on 26.06.1941 from church in Różanystok (c. 4 km from Różanystok on foot) stopped by attacking German soldiers, taken for a spy and murdered on the spot.

alt. details of death

According to other sources murdered by retreating Russians — Harasimowiecze are half way between Augustów, overtaken by Germans on 22.06.1944, and Sokółka, conquered on 29.06.1944.

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Germans / Russians

date and place
of birth

12.06.1921

Harasimowiczetoday: Dąbrowa Białostocka gm., Sokółka pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2022.01.28]

alt. dates and places
of birth

Germanovichitoday: Germanovichi ssov., Sharkawshchyna dist., Vitebsk reg., Belarus
more on
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[access: 2023.01.18]

religious vows

02.08.1938 (temporary)

positions held

1938 – 1939

friar — Niepokalanówtoday: part of Paprotnia village, Teresin gm., Sochaczew pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.10.09]
⋄ Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary monastery, Conventual Franciscans OFMConv — manual typesetting department at „Knight of the Immaculate” and „Little Daily” (from 1937)

till c. 1938

novitiate — Niepokalanówtoday: part of Paprotnia village, Teresin gm., Sochaczew pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
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⋄ Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary monastery, Conventual Franciscans OFMConv

from 24.09.1936

accession — Conventual Franciscans OFMConv

murder sites
camp 
(+ prisoner no)

06.1941 massacres (NKVD): After German attack of Russian‑occupied Polish territory and following that of Russia itself, before a panic escape, Russians murdered — in accordance with the genocidal order issued on 24.06.1941 by the Russian interior minister Lawrence Beria to murder all prisoners (formally „sentenced” for „counter–revolutionary activities”, „anti–Russian acts”, sabotage and diversion, and political prisoners „in custody”), held in NKVD‑run prisons in Russian occupied Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia — c. 40,000‑50,000 prisoners. In addition Russians murdered many thousands of victims arrested after German attack regarding them as „enemies of people” — those victims were not even entered into prisons’ registers. Most of them were murdered in massacres in the prisons themselves, the others during so‑called „death marches” when the prisoners were driven out east. After Russians departure and start of German occupation a number of spontaneous pogroms of Jews took place. Many Jews collaborated with Russians and were regarded as co‑responsible for prison massacres. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2021.12.19]
)

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 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
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

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
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, www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2023.05.28]
)

sources

personal:
www.bj.uj.edu.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
, www.ksiegazmarlych.franciszkanie.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.02.09]
, www.teresin.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.04.18]

bibliographical:
Vilnius archdiocese clergy martyrology 1939‑1945”, Fr Thaddeus Krahel, Białystok, 2017„Biographical–bibliographical dictionary of Polish Conventual Franciscan Fathers murdered and tragically dead in 1939‑45”, Lukas Janecki, Franciscan Fathers’ Publishing House, Niepokalanów, 2016„A martyrology of Polish clergy under German occupation, 1939‑45”, Fr Szołdrski Vladislaus CSSR, Rome 1965,
original images:
www.sowiniec.com.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.07.11]

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