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

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religious status

blessed

surname

RYBKA

forename(s)

Martha (pl. Marta)

religious forename(s)

Melusia (pl. Melusja)

beatification date

11.06.2022

Francismore on
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[access: 2018.09.08]

function

nun

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Churchmore on
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[access: 2014.09.21]

congregation

Congregation of Sisters of st Elizabeth (St Elizabeth Sisters - CSSE)more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Wrocław archdiocesemore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of death

24.03.1945

Nysatoday: Nysa gm., Nysa pow., Opole voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.04.02]

details of death

After Nysa fall to Russians on 24.03.1945, during the final Russian winter offensive of 1945 of the World War II — started by German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 — during numerous gang rapes, beatings and maltreatment by Russians soldiers (in Nysa itself c. 27 other nuns died, but altogether c. 47 Elisabethan nuns from Nysa perished in those times), perished defending her own honour and defending others.

Attempted to defend a girl employed in the monastery.

Was raped herself, despite defending herself, then shot — monastery was set fire to, the room where her body lay survived.

cause of death

extermination: rape and murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

11.07.1905

Pawłówtoday: Pietrowice Wielkie gm., Racibórz pow., Silesia voiv., Poland
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alt. dates and places of birth

11.06.1905

religious vows

22.04.1929 (temporary)
31.07.1934 (permanent)

positions held

1939 – 1945

nun {Nysatoday: Nysa gm., Nysa pow., Opole voiv., Poland
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, St George house at 25 Słowiańska Str., St Elizabeth Sisters Congregation's monastery}, on the farm, garden and bakery

from 19.04.1928

novitiate {Congregation of St Elizabeth Sisters}

05.10.1927

accession {Congregation of St Elizabeth Sisters}

others related in death

BOECHNIGHClick to display biography John (Bro. Gotfryd), ELLMERERClick to display biography Anne (Sr Felicitas), FLUDERClick to display biography Vaclav (Bro. Ferdinand), FRONCEKClick to display biography John (Bro. Casimir), GOLDBERGClick to display biography Helen (Sr Acutina), GONSCHIORClick to display biography Anne (Sr Balda), HEYMANNClick to display biography Lucy (Sr Sapientia), JAHNClick to display biography Mary Magdalene (Sr Paschalis), KASPERCZYKClick to display biography Francis (Bro. Raymond), KUBITZKIClick to display biography Juliana (Sr Edelburgis), PETERClick to display biography Lucy (Sr Bonosa), SCHILLINGClick to display biography Alfreda (Sr Rosaria), SCHRAMMClick to display biography Claire (Sr Adele), SONSALLAClick to display biography Augustine (Fr Benno), THIENELClick to display biography Anne (Sr Sabine), TÖPFERClick to display biography Hedwig (Sr Adelheidis), WEGNERClick to display biography Felix (Bro. Dennis), WITKOWSKAClick to display biography Marianne (Sr Mary Theodora), POHLClick to display biography Hedwig (Sr Jacoba), HARBIGClick to display biography Mary (Sr Sanctia), TEICHERClick to display biography Mary (Sr Dominata), RIEDELClick to display biography Therese Magdalene (Sr Julia), HERBERGClick to display biography Josephine (Sr Honorina), FUGEClick to display biography Magdalene (Sr Cantiana), EWERTClick to display biography Mary (Sr Sylvestra), THAMMClick to display biography Bertha (Sr Longina), FRITSCHEClick to display biography Helen (Sr Theodora), SEIDELClick to display biography Mary (Sr Lybia), ADAMETZClick to display biography Antonia (Sr Corbiniana), KRZIPOPAClick to display biography Joanna (Sr Demetria), LANGERClick to display biography Pauline (Sr Dominata), ORLOBClick to display biography Anne (Sr Eleonor), MNICHClick to display biography Joanna (Sr Lucretia), SEWINAClick to display biography Francesca (Sr Mildgitta), KOSUBEKClick to display biography Emily (Sr Simeone), GUNDLACHClick to display biography Emma (Sr Adolpha), NATSCHClick to display biography Martha (Sr Tutillona), WEISSClick to display biography Pauline (Sr Remigia)

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Nysa (rapes): In 02‑03.1945 when victorious Russian troops were approaching Nysa Germans ordered evacuation of the town. But many old, infirm and wounded — tended to in hospitals among others — were unable to move. Many religious sisters decided to stay with them, mainly Elisabethan nuns. After fall of largely untouched by war town on 24.03.1945 Russians set alight historic city center. In a burning city drunken Russian soldiers initiated hunts for women. More than 150 nuns were raped and insulted, numerous times — some a few dozen — soldiers formed long queues to their victims. They did not spare 80 years old and even paralysed nuns. Those that attempted to defend were murdered on sight or tortured. In effect 27 nuns were slaughtered. Many of those that survived were deported to Russia. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2018.05.06]
)

Mass rapes in 1945: During capture in 1944‑5 of pre–war German territories and territories incorporated into Germany in 1939 after German invasion of Poland Russian soldiers committed mass, often multiple, rapes on mainly German, but also Polish, women. Up to 2 mln women might have been violated, from 8 to 80 or more years old. Many were murdered as a consequence. Rapes were prob. tolerated if not encouraged by Russian military and civilian NKVD commanders. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.03.01]
)

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:
nowezycie.archidiecezja.wroc.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.05.19]
, newsaints.faithweb.comClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.05.19]
, thema.erzbistum-koeln.deClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2018.05.06]
, www.niedziela.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.05.19]

bibliograhical:, „Lexicon of the clergy vicimised in prl in 1945‑1989”, collective work edited by Jerzy Myszor, Warsaw, 2002, „Opole Silesia clergy's martyrology during II World War”, Fr Andrew Hanich, Opole 2009,
original images:
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, elzbietanki.wroclaw.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2018.05.06]
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[access: 2018.05.06]

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