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

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

KUREK

forename(s)

Stanislav (pl. Stanisław)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Church RCmore on
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[access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Pinsk diocesemore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

Military Ordinariate of Polandmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.12.20]

date and place
of death

1940

Minsktoday: Minsk city reg., Belarus
more on
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[access: 2020.07.31]

alt. dates and places
of death

Kuropatyforest complex
today: on the border of Minsk, Barauliany ssov., Minsk dist., Minsk city reg., Belarus

more on
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[access: 2023.01.18]

details of death

From 01.01.1939 chaplain of the Polish Army reserve.

Prob. c. on 23.03.1939 mobilised as chaplain of the 27th King Stephen Batory Uhlans Cavarly Regiment of Nowogród Cavalry Brigade (on 28.04.1939 prob. promoted to the rank of captain).

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II took part in September 1939 campaign.

After Polish defeat returned to his parish and in the autumn of 1939 was arrested by the Russians in Hancewicze.

Jailed in Nieśwież.

Tortured.

In prison basement forced to stand for a couple of weeks in an ankle–deep water.

Next jailed in Minsk.

Sentenced to death.

Refused to sign the petition for clemency.

Murdered prob. in prison.

alt. details of death

Murdered in a place of mass genocidal murders of Poles, prob. in Kuropaty.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place
of birth

20.10.1908

Sytkitoday: Drohiczyn gm., Siemiatycze pov., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
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presbyter (holy orders)
ordination

1934

positions held

1938 – 1939

administrator — Hantsavichytoday: Hantsavichy dist., Brest reg., Belarus
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⋄ Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary RC parish ⋄ Luninetstoday: Luninets dist., Brest reg., Belarus
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[access: 2021.09.02]
RC deanery

1938 – 1939

rector — Krugovichitoday: Bol'shie Krugovichi, Ogarevichi ssov., Hantsavichy dist., Brest reg., Belarus
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⋄ RC church ⋄ Hantsavichytoday: Hantsavichy dist., Brest reg., Belarus
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, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary RC parish ⋄ Luninetstoday: Luninets dist., Brest reg., Belarus
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RC deanery — acting („ad interim”)

1934 – 1938

vicar — Nyasvizhtoday: Nyasvizh dist., Minsk reg., Belarus
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⋄ Corpus Christi RC parish ⋄ Nyasvizhtoday: Nyasvizh dist., Minsk reg., Belarus
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[access: 2023.12.15]
RC deanery — also: prison chaplain

1928 – 1934

student — Pinsktoday: Pinsk city dist., Brest reg., Belarus
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⋄ philosophy and theology, St Thomas Aquinas' Theological Seminary

others related
in death

CIEŚLAClick to display biography Felix, JASTRZĘBSKIClick to display biography Stanislav, MALINOWSKIClick to display biography Clement, STANISŁAWSKIClick to display biography Steven, SZCZERBICKIClick to display biography Fabian, SZUMOWSKIClick to display biography Marian Richard, ŻURAWSKIClick to display biography Ceslav, ŻYLIŃSKIClick to display biography Boleslav

murder sites
camp 
(+ prisoner no)

Kuropaty: In 1940 Russians executed prob. in Minsk on 17 Lenin Str. and buried in Kuropaty n. Minsk unknown number of Poles (POWs). On the so‐called „Belarusian Katyn list” — confirmed by the so‐called „disposal letters” sent in 04‐05.1940 by the 1st Special Department of the NKVD in Moscow regarding the transport of Polish prisoners of war to places of execution: 9 of these lists concern prisoners from Belarus — 3,870 names were recorded (according to some sources 4,465) and the prisoners were brought from NKVD prisons, among others from Brest (c. 1,500 people), Pinsk (c. 500), Baranavichy (c. 450). This was a fulfillment of Russian Commie‐Nazi government decision — Political Bureau of the Russian Commie‐Nazi party of 05.03.1940 — to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and individuals held in Russian POW camps following Ribbentrop‐Molotov German‐Russian accord and annexation of half of Poland into Russia, confirmed by the order No.00350 of the head of the NKVD, Mr Lavrentyi Beria, on the „discharge of NKVD prisons” in Ukraine and Belarus. There are indications — i.e. 4 so‐called „NKVD‐Gestapo Methodical Conferences” of 1939‐1940: in Brześć on Bug, Przemyśl, Zakopane and Cracow — of close collaboration between Germans and Russians in realization of plans of total extermination of Polish nation, its elites in particular — decision that prob. was confirmed during meeting of socialist leaders of Germany: Mr Heinrich Himmler, and Russia: Mr Lavrentyi Beria, in another German leader’s hunting lodge: Mr Hermann Göring, in Rominty in Romincka Forest in East Prussia. Kuropaty is the place of death of up to 250,000 of victims (1937‐1941). To this day, neither the Russians nor the Belarusians have released detailed protocols of this genocide in their possession. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.01.17]
, pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.10]
)

Minsk: Russian prison. In 1937 site of mass murders perpetrated by the Russians during a „Great Purge”. After Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II place of incarceration of many Poles, In 06.1941, under attack by Germans, Russians murdered there a group of Polish prisoner kept in Central and co‐called American prisons in Mińsk. The rest were driven towards Chervyen in a „death march” (10,000‐20,000 prisoners perished), into Russia. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.17]
)

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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sources

personal:
www.bractwo-wiezienne.warszawa.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.01.17]
, www.dws.org.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.02.02]

bibliographical:
Lexicon of Polish clergy repressed in USSR in 1939‐1988”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin
Pinsk Diocese in Poland Clergy and Church Register”, Pinsk diocese bishop, 1933‐1939, diocesan printing house
original images:
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, ipn.gov.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.02.02]

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