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

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XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

RUTKOWSKI

forename(s)

Bronislaus (pl. Bronisław)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Łomża diocesemore on
www.kuria.lomza.pl
[access: 2012.11.23]

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

honorary titles

„Cross of Valour”more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2019.04.16]

date and place of death

13.07.1943

Naumovichitoday: Grodno dist., Grodno reg., Belarus
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.06]

alt. dates and places of death

05.06.1943, 13-14.07.1943

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation as a result of German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, joined in 1942 — when was ministering as a vicar in Rajgród parish — the ranks of the clandestine, independence Home Army AK (part of the Polish Clandestine State), becoming the chaplain of the 1st AK Krechowiecki Uhlan Regiment, in prob. Grajewo region of Białystok AK District, under the nom‑de‑guerre „Benedict”.

When in 03.1942 a local German gendarme was shot dead in Lipsk n. Augustów, the German political police Gestapo attempted in response to arrest the local parish priest, who however was warned, left the parish in advance and went into hiding.

Then he was appointed the administrator of the parish in place of the departed priest.

However, on 02.06.1943, was arrested by the Germans.

Taken to prison in Grodno.

In the end was murdered, ostentatiously „as a hostage” — as part of the extermination of the Polish intelligentsia of the Białystok region, known as the Black July 1943.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

17.09.1905

Radziłówtoday: Radziłów gm., Grajewo pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]

alt. dates and places of birth

14.09.1905

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

21.05.1932 (Łomżatoday: Łomża city pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.28]
)

positions held

1943

administrator {parish: Lipsktoday: LIpsk gm., Augustów pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.28]
, Our Lady of the Angels; dean.: Teolintoday: part of Sapotskin town, Grodno dist., Grodno reg., Belarus
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.27]
}

till 1943

vicar {parish: Rajgródtoday: Rajgród gm., Grajewo pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.08.06]
, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Szczuczyntoday: Szczuczyn gm., Grajewo pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.08.06]
}

from 1938

vicar {parish: Grabowotoday: Grabowo gm., Kolno pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.07.16]
, St John the Baptist; dean.: Wąsosztoday: Wąsosz gm., Grajewo pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.07.16]
}

1937 – c. 1938

vicar {parish: Szumowotoday: Szumowo gm., Zambrów pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.28]
, St Anthony of Padua; dean.: Śniadowotoday: Śniadowo gm., Łomża pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.08.06]
}

1936 – c. 1937

vicar {parish: Janówkatoday: Augustów gm., Augustów pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.07.16]
, Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Augustówtoday: Augustów gm., Augustów pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland}

1935 – c. 1936

vicar {parish: Kolnotoday: Kolno urban gm., Kolno pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
pl.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Anne; dean.: Kolnotoday: Kolno urban gm., Kolno pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
pl.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
}

vicar {parish: Zaręby Kościelnetoday: Zaręby Kościelne gm., Ostrów Mazowiecka pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
, St Stanislaus the Bishop and Martyr; dean.: Ostrów Mazowieckatoday: Ostrów Mazowiecka gm., Ostrów Mazowiecka pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
}

1932 – c. 1934

vicar {parish: Zuzelatoday: Nur gm., Ostrów Mazowiecka pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.19]
, Transfiguration of the Lord; dean.: Czyżewtoday: Czyżew gm., Wysokie Mazowieckie pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]
}

till 1932

student {Łomżatoday: Łomża city pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.28]
, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

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, ROSZAKClick to display biography Edmund, SKOKOWSKIClick to display biography Justin, SZULCClick to display biography Joseph, SZYPIŁŁOClick to display biography Casimir

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Naumowicze: On 13.06.1943 in Fort IIa in Naumowicze village c. 10 km from Grodno — in a place known for mass murders perpetrated by the Germans on Jews in 1941‑2 — Germans, as part of their extermination program against partisans, executed 50 hostages from Lipsk — apparently in retribution for death of two Germans. Among the victims was bl. Maryanna Biernacka. Two days later, on 15.06.1943, Germans murdered in excess of 75 victims, among them whole families. Among the victims were 6 Catholic priests. (more on: www.bialystok.opoka.org.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.01.06]
)

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]
)

Grodno: Prison used both by the Russians (in 1920, 1939‑41 and from 1944) and the Germans (in 1941‑4). Thousands of Poles were jailed there.

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: 2012.11.23]
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[access: 2013.01.06]
, jzi.org.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2022.07.16]
, r-ziemkiewicz.republika.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2021.12.19]
,
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[access: 2014.09.21]

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