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05-507 Słomczyn
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surname

KOZERA

forename(s)

Francis (pl. Franciszek)

religious forename(s)

Ceslaus (pl. Czesław)

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function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Order of Capuchin Friars Minor (Capuchins - OFMCap)more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Warsaw province OFMcapmore on
www.kapucyni.pl
[access: 2014.08.18]

date and place of death

12.05.1941

KL Soldauconcentration camp
today: Działdowo, Działdowo urban gm., Działdowo pow., Warmia–Masuria voiv., Poland

more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2018.09.02]

alt. dates and places of death

16.01.9141, 12.04.1941

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, during September 1938 defense war chaplain of the field hospital organized in Zakroczym monastery.

Arrested, along with the local parish priest, Fr Anthony Więckowski, by the Germans on 06.11.1940 (other dates the sources quote are 24.10.1940 and 04.11.1940) — from the denunciation to the Gestapo, for burying the church bell in the monastery gardens and hiding liturgical vessels in an empty grave in the cemetery that the Germans unearthed during the searches.

Jailed in Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki prison.

Tortured.

On 09.01.1941 transported to KL Soldau concentration camp where perished.

cause of death

extermination

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

02.10.1910

Wysokintoday: Odrzywół gm., Przysucha pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]

religious vows

04.10.1931 (last)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

14.07.1935 (Lublintoday: Lublin city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
more on
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)

positions held

guardian of Zakroczym monastery (1938‑40), f. friar of Łomża monastery (till 1938) — vicar, f. lecturer at Seraphim College in Łomża (1936‑8), f. friar of Warsaw monastery (1935‑6) — vicar, f. theology student in Lublin (c. 1931‑5), f. philosophy student in Łomża monastery (c. 1929‑c. 1931), f. philosophy student in Breust–Eysden (c. 1928‑c. 1929), in Order from 14.08.1927

others related in death

WIĘCKOWSKIClick to display biography Anthony, ARENDZIKOWSKIClick to display biography Adam, BARTUZIClick to display biography Thaddeus, BIAŁYClick to display biography Vladislav, BŁOŃSKIClick to display biography Vladimir, BROMIRSKIClick to display biography Vladislav, BROSZKIEWICZClick to display biography Alexander, CABANClick to display biography Steven, CIBOROWSKIClick to display biography Thaddeus, DMOCHOWSKIClick to display biography Peter Julian, GIERGIELEWICZClick to display biography Francis, GLINKAClick to display biography Francis (Bro. Anthony), GOSZCZYŃSKIClick to display biography Adam Lucian, JAWORSKIClick to display biography Stanislaus, KACZOROWSKIClick to display biography Michael, KALISZKAClick to display biography Thaddeus, KLENIEWSKIClick to display biography Eugene Paul, KLIMKIEWICZClick to display biography Francis, KŁAPKOWSKIClick to display biography Vladislav, KOBYLIŃSKIClick to display biography Stanislaus, KOLATORClick to display biography Bronislaus, KOPERClick to display biography Bronislaus, KOWALSKAClick to display biography Mieczyslava (Sr Mary Therese of Baby Jesus), KOZŁOWSKIClick to display biography John, KROGULECKIClick to display biography John, KRYSIAKClick to display biography Andrew, KRZEMIŃSKIClick to display biography John, KURACHClick to display biography Anthony, KURDZIELClick to display biography John, KUŚMIERCZYKClick to display biography Anthony, LATARSKIClick to display biography Joseph, ŁADAClick to display biography Alexander, ŁUCZECZKOClick to display biography Emil, ŁUKASZEWICZClick to display biography Louis, MALINOWSKIClick to display biography Stanislaus, MIASTKOWSKIClick to display biography Anthony, MICHALAKClick to display biography Joseph, MODZELEWSKIClick to display biography Adolph, MOLAKClick to display biography Joseph Stanislaus, MORAWSKIClick to display biography Michael, MOSSAKOWSKIClick to display biography Leo, NASIŁOWSKIClick to display biography Stanislaus, NOWOWIEJSKIClick to display biography Anthony Julian, OGRODOWICZClick to display biography Joseph, PAWLAKClick to display biography Anthony, PŁYWACZYKClick to display biography Adalbert, PRZYGÓDZKIClick to display biography Julian, RAMOTOWSKIClick to display biography Vladislav, ROESLERClick to display biography Alexander, ROGALSKIClick to display biography Ceslaus, ROSZKOWSKIClick to display biography Ceslaus, ROŚCISZEWSKIClick to display biography Joseph, RUSZKOWSKIClick to display biography Francis, SALWOWSKIClick to display biography Joseph, SKARŻYŃSKIClick to display biography Boleslaus, SKIERKOWSKIClick to display biography Vladislav, SOBOCIŃSKIClick to display biography Joseph, STEFAŃCZYKClick to display biography Faustinus, STĘPKOWSKIClick to display biography Stanislaus, STROJNOWSKIClick to display biography Joseph, SZCZEPAŃSKIClick to display biography John Casimir, SZYDŁOWSKIClick to display biography John, SZYMCZYKClick to display biography Joseph, TROJAŃCZYKClick to display biography Peter Alexander, WALCZAKClick to display biography Anthony, WETMAŃSKIClick to display biography Leo, WILKOWSKIClick to display biography Adam, WILOCHClick to display biography John Louis, WIŚNIEWSKIClick to display biography Eugene, ZALESKIClick to display biography Adam, ZALEWSKIClick to display biography Julian, ZAREMBAClick to display biography John, ZAWADZKIClick to display biography Adam, ZAWIDZKIClick to display biography John, ŻOŁĘDZIOWSKIClick to display biography Casimir

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Soldau: KL Soldau concentration camp (in modern Działdowo city) — since the pre–war Polish Działdowo county was incorporated into Germ. Regierungsbezirk Allenstein (Eng. Olsztyn regency) the camp was located in occupied territories where general German law was in force, i.e. in Germany proper — was founded in 09.1939, when in former barracks of 32nd Infantry Regiment of Polish Army Germans set up a temporary camp for POW captured during September 1939 campaign. In autumn 1939 was also used as police jail. In 1939‑40 changed into niem. „ Durchgangslager für polnische Zivilgefangene” (Eng. Transit Camp for Polish Civilians), prior to transport to other concentration camps. In reality it was used then as a place of extermination of Polish intelligentsia within Germ. Intelligenzaktion genocidal program and extermination of sick and disabled within Aktion T4 program. Next in 05.1940 the camp was changed again into niem. Arbeitserziehungslager (Eng. Work Education Camp), and finally into penal comp for criminal and political prisoners, most of whom were sentenced to death. In 1939‑41 Germans imprisoned, maltreated and tortured in KL Soldau hundreds of Polish priests and religious. Approx. 80 priests, religious and nuns perished. They were murdered in the camp itself, by a shot into a head, or in places of mass executions in nearby forests — Białuty forest, Malinowo forets, Komorniki. Dates and precise locations of these murders remain unknown. Altogether in KL Soldau approx. 15,000 prisoners were murdered, including thousands victims — patients of psychiatric institutions (within Aktion T4 plan). (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2018.09.02]
)

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 Molotov–Ribbentrop 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 niem. Generalgouvernement (Eng. General Governorate). From 07.1941 expanded to include district Galicia. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.12.04]
)

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
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

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regis.maxus.com.plClick to attempt to display webpage
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