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Roman Catholic 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

OSIKOWICZ

surname
versions/aliases

OSIKIEWICZ

forename(s)

Andrew (pl. Andrzej)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Przemyśl diocese
more on: www.przemyska.pl [access: 2013.02.15]

honorary titles

Expositorii Canonicalis canon
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]
Rochettum et Mantolettum canon
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]
Righteous Among the Nations
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2020.09.24]

date and place of death

29.12.1943

KL Lublin
Majdanek-Lublin, Lublin city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II arrested his parish got under Russian occupation. Survived large deportations in 1939‑41 of Poles to Siberia. After German attack of their erstwhile Russian ally in 06.1941 took Borysław magistrates’ stamps and documents into deposit. After German arrival returned them back not however without preparing and hiding many blank documents prior to handing stamps, etc. over to the Germans. During German occupation urged his parishioners to help persecuted Jewish neighbours. Forged documents proving „Aryan” origin of the protected Jews. Saved Jewish children sheltering them in Catholic monasteries and at Catholic families. Helped Poles and Jews alike leading the activities of Polish committee of Central Welfare Council RGO in Borysław (the only charitable organization in German General Governorate allowed to function). Arrested in 01.1943 denounced by Ukrainian police. Held in Drohobycz prison. In 02.1942 transported to KL Majdanek concentration camp where perished prob. from typhoid. Posthumously honoured by Jewish state as „Righteous among the nations”.

cause of death

extermination

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

16.11.1900

Kobylanka
Gorlice gm., Gorlice pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

27.05.1923 (Przemyśl cathedral)

positions held

1936–1943 — dean {dean.: Drohobych}
1931–1943 — parish priest {parish: Boryslav, St Barbara the Virgin and Martyr; dean.: Drohobych}
1928–c. 1931 — vicar {parish: Boryslav / Tustanovychi, St Barbara the Virgin and Martyr; dean.: Drohobych}
1926–1928 — vicar {parish: Stoyantsi, Our Lady of Mount Carmel; dean.: Sudova Vyshnia}
1926 — vicar {parish: Czudec, Holy Trinity; dean.: Strzyżów}
1925–1926 — administrator {parish: Błażowa, St Martin, the Bishop and Martyr; dean.: Tyczyn}
1923–1925 — vicar {parish: Błażowa, St Martin, the Bishop and Martyr; dean.: Tyczyn}
till 1923 — student {Przemyśl, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

others related in death

ARCHUTOWSKI Roman, CHŁOPECKI Romualdo, KAŚCIŃSKI Leopold, KOWCZ Emilian, KOZŁOWSKI Valery, LESZCZYK Anthony, MODRZEWSKA Hedwig Joanna Gabrielle, NIEROSTEK Joseph, PECIAK Louis, TROCHA Peter (Bro. Adalbert Marian)

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Lublin (Majdanek) (prisoner no: 8928): Operational in 1941‑4, in Majdanek village n. Lublin, German concentration and „death” camp. Prisoners were not only local, from Lublin region, but from all over pre–war Poland and from abroad. Most of them were Jewish, but also member of Polish clandestine resistance (part of Polish Clandestine State), Polish intelligentsia, Russian POWs, inhabitants of Zamość area evicted by the Germans, people captured in round–ups in Polish towns and cities. 6% of the prisoners were children 14 years old and younger. Prisoners slaved at c. 16 sub–camps working for German companies, such as Deutsche Ausrüstungswerke (DAW). Altogether c. 150,000 people were held in the camp. C. 79,000 victims were murdered, among them c. 59,000 Jews. The camp was equipped with 5 gas chambers, where prisoners were mass murdered, using gas from bottles or from capsules of Zyklon B. (more on: www.majdanek.eu [access: 2012.11.23], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10])

Help to the Jews: During II World War on the Polish occupied territories Germans forbid to give any support to the Jews under penalty of death. Hundreds of Polish priests and religious helped the Jews despite this official sanction. Many of them were caught and murdered. (more on: www.naszdziennik.pl [access: 2013.08.31])

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. 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.org [access: 2013.12.04])

Deportations to Siberia: In 1939‑41 Russians deported — in four large groups in: 10.02.1940, 13‑14.04.1940, 05‑07.1940, 05‑06.1941 — up to 1 mln of Polish citizens from Russian occupied Poland to Siberia leaving them without any support at the place of exile. Thousands of them perished or never returned. The deportations east, deep into Russia, to Siberia resumed after 1944 when Russians took over Poland. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])

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. „The 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.org [access: 2015.09.30])

sources

personal:
www.glaukopis.pl [access: 2012.11.23], represje.iss.krakow.pl [access: 2016.03.14], om.io.ua [access: 2013.08.17], www.majdanek.eu [access: 2013.08.17]
bibliograhical:
„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 Venerabilis Cleri Dioecesis Premisliensis”, Przemyśl diocesa Curia, from 1866 to 1938
original images:
twitter.com [access: 2017.03.24], twitter.com [access: 2017.03.24], www.miejscapamiecinarodowej.pl [access: 2014.08.14]

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