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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

RUTKOWSKI

surname
versions/aliases

RUDKOWSKI

forename(s)

Francis (pl. Franciszek)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Lutsk diocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

Zhytomyr diocesemore on
www.catholic-hierarchy.org
[access: 2021.12.19]

Mogilev archdiocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.06.23]

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

date and place of death

23.06.1941

Lutsktoday: Lutsk rai., Volyn obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.17]

alt. dates and places of death

22.06.1941, 24.06.1941, 25.06.1941

Ustyluhtoday: Ustyluh hrom., Volodymyr–Volynskyi rai., Volyn obl., Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2022.07.05]

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II in 09.1939, in first years of Russian occupation took active part in forming clandestine Polish resistance activities, i.e. Armed Struggle Union ZWZ, military arm of which was transformed later into 27.

Volyn Infantry Division of the clandestine Home Army AK (part of Polish Clandestine State) smuggling people in danger of arrest and deportation from Russian occupied territories through the border river Bug to territories under German occupation, to the General Governorate.

Arrested by the Russians on 21.12.1940.

Held in Łuck prison.

On 17.02.1041 sentenced to death in a group process of 35 Poles. Murdered in Łuck prison by the genocidal Russian NKVD in the massacre of about two thousand prisoners, right after German attack of Russians and just before the arrival of German troops — together with Fr Joseph Czurko, Fr Bronislaus Galicki and Fr Vladislaus Spaczyński.

Buried at Łuck parish cemetery (now a public park).

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

1882

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1906

positions held

1940

parish priest {parish: Ustyluhtoday: Ustyluh hrom., Volodymyr–Volynskyi rai., Volyn obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.07.05]
, Sacred Heart of Jesus; dean.: Volodymyr–Volynskyitoday: Volodymyr–Volynskyi rai., Volyn obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.07.31]
}

1939 – 1940

parish priest {parish: Lytovezhtoday: Ivanychi rai., Volyn obl., Ukraine, St Michael the Archangel; dean.: Volodymyr–Volynskyitoday: Volodymyr–Volynskyi rai., Volyn obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.07.31]
}

till 1939

resident {parish: Novyi Zahorivtoday: Lokachi hrom., Volodymyr–Volynskyi rai., Volyn obl., Ukraine
more on
uk.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.07.05]
, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Horokhivtoday: Horokhiv rai., Volyn obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.27]
}

1936 – 1937

vicar {parish: Huta Stepańskaform.: Wacławówka /c. 1922–3/
today: Huta, Kostopil rai., Rivne obl., Ukraine

more on
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, Sacred Heart of Jesus; dean.: Kostopiltoday: Kostopil hrom., Rivne rai., Rivne obl., Ukraine
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[access: 2021.12.19]
}

c. 1934

vicar {parish: Klevantoday: Klevan hrom., Rivne rai., Rivne obl., Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2021.09.17]
, Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Rivnetoday: Rivne rai., Rivne obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.17]
}

c. 1929 – c. 1933

outside the Łuck diocese

1927 – 1928

parish priest {parish: Manevychitoday: Manevychi rai., Volyn obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.07.05]
, Transfiguration of the Lord; dean.: Koveltoday: Kovel rai., Volyn obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.19]
}

1924 – c. 1926

administrator {parish: Potashnyaalso: Rudya–Potashnya
today: Yatskovychi, Yatskovychi hrom., Berezne rai., Rivne obl., Ukraine
, St Joseph Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Kostopiltoday: Kostopil hrom., Rivne rai., Rivne obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.19]
}

1923 – 1924

vicar {parish: Bereznetoday: Berezne hrom., Rivne rai., Rivne obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.07.05]
, St Cajetan the Confessor; dean.: Rivnetoday: Rivne rai., Rivne obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.17]
}

till 1923

vicar {parish: Klevantoday: Klevan hrom., Rivne rai., Rivne obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.17]
, Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Rivnetoday: Rivne rai., Rivne obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.17]
}

1920 – 1921

administrator {parish: Pokostivkatoday: Teterivka hrom., Zhytomyr rai., Zhytomyr obl., Ukraine
more on
uk.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.08.05]
, Transfiguration of the Lord; dean.: Zhytomyrtoday: Zhytomyr rai., Zhytomyr obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.17]
}

c. 1919

priest {archdioc: Mogilev}

others related in death

CZURKOClick to display biography Joseph Casimir, GALICKIClick to display biography Bronislaus, SZPACZYŃSKIClick to display biography Vladislav, TOKARZEWSKIClick to display biography Marian

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

06.1941 massacres (NKVD): After German attack of Russian‑occupied Polish territory and following that of Russia itself, before a panic escape, Russians murdered — in accordance with the genocidal order issued on 24.06.1941 by the Russian interior minister Lawrence Beria to murder all prisoners (formally „sentenced for counter–revolutionary activities', anti–Russian acts', sabotage and diversion, and political prisoners 'in custody'), held in NKVD‑run prisons in Russian occupied Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia — c. 40,000‑50,000 prisoners. In addition Russians murdered many thousands of victims arrested after German attack regarding them as „enemies of people” — those victims were not even entered into prisons’ registers. Most of them were murdered in massacres in the prisons themselves, the others during so‑called „death marches” when the prisoners were driven out east. After Russians departure and start of German occupation a number of spontaneous pogroms of Jews took place. Many Jews collaborated with Russians and were regarded as co‑responsible for prison massacres. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2021.12.19]
)

Lutsk: Prison run in 1939‑41 by the Russians. After German attack in 06.1941 Russians murdered there approx. 2,000 prisoners. Again used by the Russians after 1944. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2017.03.11]
)

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]
)

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.duszki.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
, biographies.library.nd.eduClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.11.14]

bibliograhical:, „Martyrology of the Polish Roman Catholic clergy under nazi occupation in 1939‑1945”, Victor Jacewicz, John Woś, vol. I‑V, Warsaw Theological Academy, 1977‑1981, „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, „Fate of the Catholic clergy in USSR 1917‑39. Martyrology”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin,
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