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05-507 Słomczyn
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Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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surname

SEKRECKI

forename(s)

Henry (pl. Henryk)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Churchmore on
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diocese / province

Lublin diocesemore on
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[access: 2013.05.19]

academic distinctions

Doctor of Theology

date and place of death

11.03.1945

KL Buchenwaldconcentration camp
today: n. Weimar, Weimar city dist., Thuringia, Germany

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details of death

In 1937 expelled from the gymnasium in Chełm, where served as a prefect — accused of warning „in religion lessons about the Masonic danger”, recommending the purchase of books in Catholic bookstores, a critical attitude towards the coeducational system (according to sources, there were were Jewish teachers in the gymnasium, who apparently openly taught against the Catholic religion, spread communist, godless, pornographic views).

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, for the first time arrested by the Germans on 15.12.1939.

Jailed in Castle prison in Lublin.

Released on 13.03.1940.

Took part in clandestine educational network (part of Polish Clandestine State) — after Germans closed down most of the secondary schools and universities.

Arrested again by the Germans on 12.11.1942.

Jailed in Castle prison again.

Next held in KL Plaszow concentration camp in Kraków.

From there on 03.10.1943 transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp.

From there in 1943 moved to KL Buchenwald concentration camp where perished.

cause of death

extermination

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

04.01.1904

Zamośćtoday: Zamość gm., Zamość pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
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alt. dates and places of birth

11.01.1904, 13.01.1904

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1927

positions held

1940 – 1942

rector {church: Lublintoday: Lublin city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
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, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Victorious; dean.: Lublintoday: Lublin city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
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}

1939

councillor {Lublintoday: Lublin city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
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}

1937 – c. 1939

prefect {Lublintoday: Lublin city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
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, A. J. Wetters' Merchant gymnasium and Commercial High School}

moderator {Sodality for Men; dioc.: Lublin}

1935 – 1937

prefect {Chełmtoday: Chełm city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
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, Stephen Czarniecki's State Gymnasium and High School}

1934 – 1935

vicar {parish: Lublintoday: Lublin city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
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, St Paul; dean.: Lublintoday: Lublin city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
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}

1933 – 1934

PhD student {Viennatoday: Vorarlberg, Austria, theology}

c. 1932

PhD student {Rometoday: Rome prov., Lazio reg., Italy
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, Pontifical Biblical Institute (Lat. Pontificium Institutum Biblicum) – „Biblicum” /since 1919/}

till c. 1932

student {Lublintoday: Lublin city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
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, Department of Theology, Catholic University of Lublin KUL (since 1928), Catholic University of Lublin KUL — clandestine, underground (1939‑44), University of Lublin (1918‑1928)}

till 1927

student {Lublintoday: Lublin city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
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, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

others related in death

BUKOWSKIClick to display biography Leopold, DOMERACKIClick to display biography Joseph, DRWALClick to display biography Francis, DRWĘSKIClick to display biography Stanislaus (Bro. Felician), GLAKOWSKIClick to display biography Stanislaus, HANKEClick to display biography Francis, HAROŃSKIClick to display biography Leo, HUWERClick to display biography Joseph, KULISZClick to display biography Charles, KUPILASClick to display biography Francis, LANGNERClick to display biography Herbert, PANKOWSKIClick to display biography Marian, POLEDNIAClick to display biography Paul, ROGACZEWSKIClick to display biography Adalbert Theophilus, SCHULZClick to display biography Joseph Valentine, STOCKClick to display biography Joseph

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Buchenwald: In KL Buchenwald concentration camp, founded in 1937 and operational till 1945, Germans held c. 238,380 prisoners and murdered approx. 56,000 of them, among them thousands of Poles. Prisoners were victims of pseudo–scientific experiments, conducted among others by Behring–Werke from Marburg and Robert Koch Institute from Berlin companies. They slaved for Gustloff in Weimar and Fritz–Sauckel companies manufacturing armaments. To support Erla–Maschinenwerk GmbH in Leipzig, Junkers in Schönebeck (airplanes) and Rautal in Wernigerode Germans organized special sub–camps. In 1945 there were more than 100 such sub–camps. Dora concentration camp was initially one of them, as well as KL Ravensbrück sub–camps (from 08.1944). On 08.04.1945 Polish prisoner, Mr Guido Damazyn, used clandestinely constructed short wave transmitter to sent, together with a Russian prisoner, a short message begging for help. It was received and he got a reply: „KZ Bu. Hold out. Rushing to your aid. Staff of Third Army” (American). Three days later the camp was liberated. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2013.08.10)

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: 155681Click to display biography): German KL Auschwitz concentration camp (Germ. Konzentrationslager) and death camp (Germ. Vernichtungslager) camp was set up by Germans around 27.01.1940 n. Oświęcim, on the German territory (initially in Germ. Provinz Schlesien — Silesia Province; and from 1941 Germ. Provinz Oberschlesien — Upper Silesia Province). Initially mainly Poles were interned. From 1942 it became the centre for holocaust of European Jews. Part of the KL Auschwitz concentration camps’ complex was death camp (Germ. Vernichtungslager) KL Auschwitz II Birkenau, located not far away from the main camp. There Germans murder possibly in excess of million people, mainly Jews, in gas chambers. Altogether In excess of 400 priests and religious went through the KL Auschwitz, approx. 40% of which were murdered (mainly Poles). (more on: www.meczennicy.pelplin.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2013.07.06)

KL Plaszow: German concentration camp (Germ. Konzentrationslager) near Cracow. Founded by German genocidal SS organisation and German police in the autumn on 1942 as a slave labour camp (Germ. Zwangsarbeitslager), later — in 01.1944 — turned into a concentration camp. Initially, it was a camp for Jews from the ghetto in Kraków, closed down on 14.03.1943. Later, mainly Poles from Lesser Poland in the General Governorate were held there – but also Hungarians and Slovaks – and the number of prisoners exceeded 20,000. In total, about 40,000 people passed through the camp. c. 8,000 people were murdered by the Germans in the nearby Hujowa Górka The camp was liquidated at the turn of 1944/5 – the last group of prisoners was marched out to KL Auschwitz on 14.01.1945. The Russians entered the camp on 20.01.1945. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2020.12.11)

Lublin (Castle): German penal and detention centre. Approx. 40,000 Poles were kept there prior to transport to German concentration camps. After German expulsion in 1944 Russian prison and next prison run by UB, Polish branch of Russian NKVD where thousands of members of clandestine resistance Home Army AK, part of Polish Clandestine State, and National Armed Forces NSZ where jailed, tortured and murdered (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2015.09.30)

Intelligenzaktion: (Eng. „Action Intelligentsia”) — extermination program of Polish elites, mainly intelligentsia, executed by the Germans right from the start of the occupation in 09.1939 till around 05.1940, mainly on the lands directly incorporated into Germany but also in the so‑called General Governorate where it was called AB‑aktion. During the first phase right after start of German occupation of Poland implemented as Germ. Unternehmen „Tannenberg” (Eng. „Tannenberg operation”) — plan based on proscription lists of Poles worked out by (Germ. Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen), regarded by Germans as specially dangerous to the German Reich. List contained names of c. 61,000 Poles. Altogether during this genocide Germans methodically murdered c. 50,000 teachers, priests, landowners, social and political activists and retired military. Further 50,000 were sent to concentration camps where most of them perished. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2014.10.04)

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 webpageaccess: 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 webpageaccess: 2015.09.30)

sources

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pl.auschwitz.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2012.11.23, ltg.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2012.12.28, www.straty.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2015.04.18, www.wbc.poznan.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2021.09.29,
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