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

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surname

KOMORNICKI

forename(s)

Vladislav Mary Joseph (pl. Władysław Maria Józef)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Lviv archdiocesemore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

academic distinctions

Doctor of Sacred Theology

date and place
of death

04.07.1941

Lvivtoday: Lviv urban hrom., Lviv rai., Lviv, Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2022.01.16]

details of death

In the summer of 1939 returned to Poland for holidays and there German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and the beginning of the World War II found him.

After start of Russian occupation unable to return to Rome.

After the liquidation of the Faculty of Theology at the John Casimir in Lviv on 29‐30.10.1939 began clandestine lectures — part of clandestine Faculty of Theology — for students of the Theological Seminary.

Lectured on biblical studies and taught classical Greek.

At the same time served as the deputy parish priest in the nearby St Mary Magdalene parish in Kulparowo.

In 1940 posing as civilian started working as a laboratory assistant at the surgical clinic of the University in Lviv (as part of the General Hospital).

After the German attack 22.06.1941 of their ally, Russians, and the start of German occupation, arrested on 03.07.1941 by Ukrainian policemen and murdered by Germans in the so‐called murder of Lviv professors on the Wuleckie Hills.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place
of birth

10.11.1911

Babyntoday: Serednii Babyn, Studinka hrom., Kalush rai., Stanislaviv/Ivano‐Frankivsk, Ukraine
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presbyter (holy orders)
ordination

26.07.1935 (Innsbrucktoday: Innsbruck‐Land dist., Upper Austria state, Austria
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)

positions held

1938 – 1939

scientist — Rometoday: Rome prov., Lazio reg., Italy
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[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ Pontifical Biblical Institute (Lat. Pontificium Institutum Biblicum), known as „Biblicum” (from 1909) — prob. PhD student

1935 – 1938

PhD student — Innsbrucktoday: Innsbruck‐Land dist., Upper Austria state, Austria
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[access: 2024.03.19]
⋄ Department of Theology, Leopold and Francis University

1930 – 1934

student — Lvivtoday: Lviv urban hrom., Lviv rai., Lviv, Ukraine
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⋄ Department of Theology, John Casimir University [i.e. clandestine John Casimir University (1941‐1944) / Ivan Franko University (1940‐1941) / John Casimir University (1919‐1939) / Franciscan University (1817‐1918)]

1930 – 1934

student — Lvivtoday: Lviv urban hrom., Lviv rai., Lviv, Ukraine
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[access: 2022.01.16]
⋄ philosophy and theology, Metropolitan Theological Seminary

1930

soldier — Kamyanka Strumilovatoday: Kamyanka‐Buzka, Kamyanka‐Buzka urban hrom., Lviv rai., Lviv, Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2023.03.02]
⋄ 13th Horse Artillery Squadron

1929 – 1930

cadet — Volodymyr‐Volynskyitoday: Volodymyr, Volodymyr urban hrom., Volodymyr rai., Volyn, Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2020.07.31]
⋄ Martin Kątski's Volyn School of Artillery Reserve Officers

murder sites
camp 
(+ prisoner no)

Lviv (extermination of Lviv professors): On 04.07.1941, few days after Lviv takeover, Germans, with help of Ukrainian units, murdered on Wuleckie Heights in Lviv 37 Poles: 21 professors of the Lviv university, and members of their families. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.09.21]
, www.lwow.home.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.12.04]
)

General Governorate: A separate administrative territorial region set up by the Germans in 1939 after defeat of Poland, which included German‐occupied part of Polish territory that was not directly incorporate into German state. Created as the result of the Ribbentrop‐Molotov Pact, in a political sense, was to recreate the German idea of 1915 (after the defeat of the Russians in the Battle of Gorlice in 05.1915 during World War I) of establishing a Polish enclave within Germany (also called the General Governorate at that time). It was run by the Germans till 1945 and final Russian offensive, and was a part of so‐called Big Germany — Grossdeutschland. Till 31.07.1940 formally known as Germ. Generalgouvernement für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete (Eng. General Governorate for occupied Polish territories) — later as simply Germ. Generalgouvernement (Eng. General Governorate). From 07.1941 expanded to include district Galicia. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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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
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, www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2023.05.28]
)

sources

personal:
cracovia-leopolis.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.01.06]
, www.kresykedzierzynkozle.home.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.01.13]
, www.kchodorowski.republika.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.05.19]
, pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.01.06]

bibliographical:
Register of Latin rite Lviv metropolis clergy’s losses in 1939‐45”, Józef Krętosz, Maria Pawłowiczowa, editors, Opole, 2005
Biographical lexicon of Lviv Roman Catholic Metropoly clergy victims of the II World War 1939‐1945”, Mary Pawłowiczowa (ed.), Fr Joseph Krętosz (ed.), Holy Cross Publishing, Opole, 2007
Schematismus Universi Saecularis et Regularis Cleri Archi Diaeceseos Metropol. Leopol. Rit. Lat.”, Lviv Metropolitan Curia, from 1860 till 1938
original images:
www.kchodorowski.republika.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.05.19]
, rozwadowski.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2020.07.31]
, rozwadowski.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2020.07.31]
, pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.12.04]

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