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

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  • MROCZKA Henry; source: „Jesuits on Polish and Lithuanian territory knowledge encyclopedia, 1564—1995” – Fr Louis Grzebień SI (editor), WAM Printing House, Cracow 1996, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOMROCZKA Henry
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surname

MROCZKA

surname
versions/aliases

MROCZKO

forename(s)

Henry (pl. Henryk)

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    Commemorative plaque, Jesuits church, Cracow, Kopernika str.
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    Commemorative plaque, Finucaine Center, Rockhurst Jesuit University, Kansas City
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    Tombstone, Jesuit fathers' grave, Old Powązki cemetery, Warsaw
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function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Society of Jesus SImore on
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[access: 2014.09.21]

(i.e. Jesuits)

date and place
of death

17.08.1944

Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.10.09]

alt. dates and places
of death

18.08.1944

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II arrested by the Germans on 23.09.1939, during mass arrests of Poznań Jesuits (arrested with Fr Felix Roseman, Fr Boleslav Szopiński, Fr Vladislav Wiącek and Bro Stanislav Komar, among others).

Jailed in Młyńska prison in Poznań.

Next held in Golina (or Ląd) transit camp.

Released.

For some time ministered in Łódź monastery — Łódź was directly incorporated into German state — but soon deported to German–run General Governorate.

There perished during Warsaw Uprising, hit by a grenade shell while attempting to save the burning church of Our Lady of Grace in Warsaw.

cause of death

warfare

perpetrators

Germans

date and place
of birth

18.01.1900

Kożuchówtoday: Wiśniowa gm., Strzyżów pov., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
more on
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presbyter (holy orders)
ordination

19.06.1932 (Lublintoday: Lublin city pov., Lublin voiv., Poland
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)

positions held

till 1944

friar — Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
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⋄ monastery („Writers' House”, 61 Rakowiecka Str.), Jesuits SI

friar — Łódźtoday: Łódź city pov., Łódź voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]
⋄ Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary monastery, Jesuits SI — preacher and confessor

friar — Poznańtoday: Poznań city pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]
⋄ Sacred Heart of Jesus monastery, Jesuits SI — preacher and confessor

c. 1938

Third Probation — Lvivtoday: Lviv urban hrom., Lviv rai., Lviv, Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2022.01.16]
⋄ St Joseph monastery (Retreat House), Jesuits SI

c. 1937

friar — Stanislavivtoday: Ivano–Frankivsk, Stanislaviv/Ivano–Frankivsk rai., Stanislaviv/Ivano–Frankivsk, Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2020.11.20]
⋄ St Stanislav Kostka the Confessor monastery, Jesuits SI — preacher and confessor

c. 1936

friar — Lvivtoday: Lviv urban hrom., Lviv rai., Lviv, Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2022.01.16]
⋄ St Joseph monastery (Retreat House), Jesuits SI — preacher and confessor

c. 1934 – c. 1935

friar — Krakówtoday: Kraków city pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.06.07]
⋄ St Barbara monastery, Jesuits SI — preacher and confessor

1929 – 1933

student — Lublintoday: Lublin city pov., Lublin voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.08.20]
⋄ theology, Theological Department („Bobolanum” college), Jesuits SI

1926 – 1929

student — Krakówtoday: Kraków city pov., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.06.07]
⋄ philosophy, College (Lat. Collegium Maximum SS. Cordis Iesu, 26 Kopernik Str.), Jesuits SI

1924 – 1926

educator — Bunkovychin .Khyriv
today: Khyriv urban hrom., Sambir rai., Lviv, Ukraine

more on
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[access: 2022.11.09]
⋄ St Joseph College (Scientific and Educational Institute), Jesuits SI

29.09.1919

accession — Stara Wieśtoday: Brzozów gm., Brzozów pov., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary monastery, Jesuits SI

others related
in death

KOMARClick to display biography Stanislav, ROSEMANNClick to display biography Felix, SZOPIŃSKIClick to display biography Boleslav, WIĄCEKClick to display biography Vladislav

murder sites
camp 
(+ prisoner no)

Warsaw Uprising: Lasted from 01.08.1944 till 03.10.1944. Was an attempt to liberate Polish capital from occupying Germans by the Polish Clandestine State — a unique in the history of the world political structure on the territories occupied by the Germans, effectively governing clandestinely in Poland — and by fighting on its behalf underground military units, mainly of Home Army (former Armed Struggle Association ZWZ) and National Armed Forced (NSZ). At the same time Russians stopped on purpose the offensive on all front, halted on the other bank of Vistula river and watched calmly the annihilation of the city, refusing even the mid–landing rights to the Allied planes carrying weapons and supplies to the insurgents from Italy. During the Uprising Germans murdered approx. 200,000 Poles, mainly civilians. Approx. 200 priests and nuns died in fighting or were murdered by the Germans, many in mass executions. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.17]
)

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]
)

Ląd: In 1940‑1941, in a formerly cistercian priory and monastery (today Salesian Institute) in Ląd on Warta river Germans set‑up a transit camp for Polish priests and religious, from Włocławek, Gniezno, Warszawa, Poznań, Płock and Częstochowa dioceses and religious and monks from a number of congregations. Approx. 152 religious (70 till 03.04.1941 and 82 in 06‑28.10.1941) were held there prior to being sent to KL Dachau concentration camp. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.10]
, yadda.icm.edu.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.03.14]
)

Poznań (Młyńska str.): Germ. Untersuchungshaftanstalt Posen — German detention centre run by German political police Gestapo at 1 Młyńska Str. in Poznań. Death sentences were carried out there, by guillotine and hanging — in total, during World War II, the Germans murdered c. 1,600 people there. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.10.05]
)

«Intelligenzaktion»: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — extermination program of Polish elites, mainly intelligentsia, executed by the Germans right from the start of the occupation in 09.1939 till around 05.1940, mainly on the lands directly incorporated into Germany but also in the so‑called General Governorate where it was called «AB‑aktion». During the first phase right after start of German occupation of Poland implemented as Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”) — plan based on proscription lists of Poles worked out by (Germ. Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen), regarded by Germans as specially dangerous to the German Reich. List contained names of c. 61,000 Poles. Altogether during this genocide Germans methodically murdered c. 50,000 teachers, priests, landowners, social and political activists and retired military. Further 50,000 were sent to concentration camps where most of them perished. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.10.04]
)

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

sources

personal:
college.holycross.eduClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
, www.bj.uj.edu.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
, www.niedziela.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.05.19]
, www.straty.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.04.18]
, archive.todayClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2021.12.19]

bibliographical:
Jesuits on Polish and Lithuanian territory knowledge encyclopedia, 1564‑1995”, Fr Louis Grzebień SI (editor), WAM Printing House, Cracow 1996,
original images:
www.sowiniec.com.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.03.14]
, college.holycross.eduClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.05.19]
, www.miejscapamiecinarodowej.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.05.09]
, www.komitetpowazkowski.home.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.02.15]
, www.komitetpowazkowski.home.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.02.15]

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