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

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    St Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    St Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    St Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • ROSZAK Edmund; source: „Suffering and love – Jesuit Servants of God – II World War martyrs”, WAM, Cracow, 2009, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOROSZAK Edmund
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religious status

Servant of God

surname

ROSZAK

forename(s)

Edmund

  • ROSZAK Edmund - Commemorative plaque, grave monument? cenotaph?, cemetery, Świsłocz, source: www.flickr.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOROSZAK Edmund
    Commemorative plaque, grave monument? cenotaph?, cemetery, Świsłocz
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  • ROSZAK Edmund - Commemorative plaque, Jesuits church, Cracow, Kopernika str., source: www.sowiniec.com.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOROSZAK Edmund
    Commemorative plaque, Jesuits church, Cracow, Kopernika str.
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    Commemorative plaque, Finucaine Center, Rockhurst Jesuit University, Kansas City
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  • ROSZAK Edmund - Commemorative plaque, Holy Ghost church, Nowy Sącz, source: www.miejscapamiecinarodowej.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOROSZAK Edmund
    Commemorative plaque, Holy Ghost church, Nowy Sącz
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function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Society of Jesus (Jesuits - SI)more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Greater Poland-Mazovian province SI

date and place of death

15.07.1943

Svislachtoday: Svislach dist., Grodno reg., Belarus
more on
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[access: 2021.09.29]

alt. dates and places of death

13.07.1943

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of Russian occupation arrested for the first time by the Russians on 21.09.1939 in Pinsk.

Three days later released. Moved to Vilnius then under Lithuanian occupation (Russian occupation started there in 06.1940) and there was sent to Jałówka n. Svislach parish.

After German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, and start of German occupation warned on 13.07.1943 of impeding arrest, but remained with his parishioners.

Next day arrested by the Germans.

Taken to Svislach prison and from there to the execution site in a small Wishovnik forest, c. 2 km form centre of Svislach where, in a mass slaughter, was murdered ostensibly as a „hostage” by the Germans — part of German extermination plan of Polish intelligentsia of Białystok region, called Black July 1943.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

05.10.1900

Poznańtoday: Poznań city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

23.06.1935 (Lublintoday: Lublin city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.08.20]
)

positions held

administrator of Transfiguration of Christ parish in Jałówka in Brzostowica Wielka deanery (c. 1940‑3), f. professor of dogmatic theology in St Thomas Aquinas Theological Seminary in Pinsk (1937‑9), f. professor of German and French languages in St Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Jesuit college in Pinsk (1937‑9), f. theology student in Lublin (1932‑6), f. Roman languages' student at Stephen Batory University in Vilnius (1926‑32), joined Jesuit order in Stara Wieś monastery 18.04.1921

others related in death

BESZTA–BOROWSKIClick to display biography Anthony, BURAKClick to display biography Mark, KLIMCZAKClick to display biography Michael Eugene (Fr Dennis), KOCHANOWSKIClick to display biography Felix, KOZŁOWSKIClick to display biography Joseph, KUŹMICKIClick to display biography Witold, OLSZEWSKIClick to display biography Louis, OPIATOWSKIClick to display biography Henry, PĘZAClick to display biography Alexander, PŁOŃSKIClick to display biography Joseph, RUTKOWSKIClick to display biography Bronislaus, SKOKOWSKIClick to display biography Justin, SZULCClick to display biography Joseph, SZYPIŁŁOClick to display biography Casimir

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Wiszownik forest: In the Wiszownik forest n. Świsłocz on 15.07.1943 (or 13.07.1943 according to some sources) Germans murdered, as part of their extermination program against partisans, approx. 55 Poles, mainly from Wołkowysk county, jailed as „captive hostages”. Among the victims were 4 local priests. (more on: www.flickr.comClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.10.05]
)

Black July 1943: On 20.05.1943 East Prussia German Gaulaiter, Erich Koch, nominated Otton Helwig a new German commander of SS und Polizeiführer (Eng. SS and police commander) of Bezirk (Eng. region) Białystok. He immediately initiated a pacification action ostensibly targeted at Polish partisans. The real aim was intimidation of the Poles from Białystok region and extermination of its leading classes. Herbert Zimmermann, security police and SD commanded, deputy commander of Einsatzgruppen SS (Eng. Operational Groups) for Germ. Bezirk (district) Bialystok, issued an order to arrest and execute 19 people, physicians, barristers, city staff and teacher, including their families, in each all county cities of the district. On 10.07.1943 a „Commando Müller” (from the surname of its murderous commander, prob. Hermann Müller), consisting of Belarus support batallion, Lithuanian units dressed in German uniforms, German Gendarmerie and police and German Gestapo members, perpetrated a series of mass murders in various places in Bezirk Białystok (including its Łomża and Grodno regions). In 07.1943 Germans murdered more than 1,000 people (prob. near 2,000). On 15.07.1943 only in all county seats of Bezirk Bialystok at least 9 local Polish intelligentsia families, including women, children and old were selected and murdered. Among the victims were many priests: in executions in Pilice forest, Wiszownik forest, Kosówka forest, Naumowicze, Jeziorka, etc. Germans murdered at least 15 clerics. (more on: www.swzygmunt.knc.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.10.13]
)

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]
)

sources

personal:
www.bialystok.opoka.org.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.01.06]
, pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
, www.hagiographycircle.comClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
, archive.todayClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2021.12.19]

bibliograhical:, „Vilnius archdiocese clergy martyrology 1939‑1945”, Fr Thaddeus Krahel, Białystok, 2017, „Jesuits on Polish and Lithuanian territory knowledge encyclopedia, 1564‑1995”, Fr Louis Grzebień SI (editor), WAM Printing House, Cracow 1996,
original images:
ksiegahonoru.salon24.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2017.11.07]
, www.flickr.comClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.09.21]
, 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]

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