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

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Henry (pl. Henryk)


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Latin (Roman Catholic) Church RCmore on
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Society of St Francis de Sales SDBmore on
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(i.e. Salesians of Don Bosco)

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St Stanislav Kostka Warsaw Inspectorate SDB

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After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II War, after start of German occupation, initially started clandestine philosophy studies at Marszałki monastery in Greater Poland.

Later arrested by the Germans on 30‐31.11.1939 in Marszałki, among 6 priests, 6 students and 2 friars–coadjutors — as a result of closure till 1941 of all „religious institutions and associations” on the occupied territories incorporated directly into Germany — including so‐called Warthegau, encompassing Greater Poland where Marszałki monastery was located and German East Prussia province that Czerwińsk became part of.

Taken to Kępno and there held captive in „Falcon Halls”.

Prob. enticed to sign a list of German nationality, i.e. Volksdeutsh list — unsuccessfully.

Released on 22.12.1939.

Returned to his homeland.

There drafted — as born in Upper Silesia — into the German army, according to Congregation's records.

Perished in unknown circumstances.

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Among the documents held in Bad Arolsen archives in Germany there is set of records about an indivual of the same name, born in the same place but 10 months later, i.e. on 06.11.1916.

This person on 13.05.1940 was prob. moved from Dashava (in Ukraine, under Russian occupation, where there was a Congregation's institute) and on 30.05.1940 was registered as a worker Maschinenfabrik Shmotzer Gmbh w Windsheim w Bawarii.

It is known that prob. lived there in 1944 when on 20.03.1944 an id document was issued to him for 1944‐1945 — as German citizen.

On 29.06.1944 drafted into German army.

Sent to Pardubice.

Fate there after unknown.

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Babicetoday: Nędza gm., Racibórz pov., Silesia voiv., Poland
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Babice‐Koloniatoday: Trojanów gm., Garwolin pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
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religious vows

03.08.1937 (temporary)
1937 (last)

positions held

till 1939

student — Marszałkitoday: Grabów nad Prosną gm., Ostrzeszów pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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⋄ philosophy, Philosophical Institute (also known as the Philosophical Studentate), Salesians of Don Bosco SDB

1936 – 1937

novitiate — Czerwińsk nad Wisłątoday: Czerwińsk nad Wisłą gm., Płońsk pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
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⋄ Society's House, Salesians of Don Bosco SDB

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GOJClick to display biography Stephen, HILTAWSKIClick to display biography Alfred, KISIELClick to display biography Paul, KUREKClick to display biography Francis, PROCEKClick to display biography Louis, WYPLERClick to display biography Anthony, ZIMMERMANNClick to display biography Joseph

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Slave labour in Germany: During World War II Germans forced c. 15 million people to do a slave forced labour in Germany and in the territories occupied by Germany. In General Governorate the obligation to work included Poles from 14 to 60 years old. On the Polish territories occupied and incorporated into Germany proper obligation was forced upon children as young as 12 years old — for instance in Warthegau (Eng. Greater Poland). (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2017.11.07]

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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Salesian Society in Poland under occupation 1939‐1945”, Fr John Pietrzykowski SDB, Institute of National Remembrance IPN, Warsaw, 2015


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