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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

SĘKIEWICZ

forename(s)

Mauritius Vaclav (pl. Maurycy Wacław)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Churchmore on
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diocese / province

Culm (Chełmno) diocesemore on
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[access: 2012.11.23]

Manchester diocese (US-NH)more on
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Ogdensburg diocese (US-NY)more on
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Regina diocese (CA-SK)more on
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honorary titles

„Gen. Haller's Sword” badge

date and place of death

16.12.1939

KL Posenconcentration camp
today: Poznań, Poznań city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland

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[access: 2022.01.09

alt. dates and places of death

Wrześniatoday: Września gm., Września pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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details of death

After the end of World War I, after the rebirth of the Polish state, during the wars for Polish borders, while in Switzerland collaborated in organisation of the American Kosciuszko Air Squadron, which then took part on the Polish side in the Polish–Russian war of 1919—21.

On 29/30.08.1939 left in his car his parish on a trip to Tuchola.

Was there when Germans invaded Poland in 09.1939 and World War II started (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later).

In Tuchola was stopped by the Germans but released because of his American citizenship.

Arrested however again on 11.11.1939 n. Września.

Held in Września jail and next moved to KL Posen (Fort VII) concentration camp where perished

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

17.09.1889

Dybkówtoday: Sieniawa gm., Przeworsk pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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alt. dates and places of birth

Sieniawatoday: Sieniawa gm., Przeworsk pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

20.07.1919 (Fribourgtoday: Fribourg can., Switzerland
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)

positions held

1939

parish priest {parish: Pawłowotoday: Chojnice gm., Chojnice pow., Pomerania voiv., Poland
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, St Nicholas the Bishop and Confessor; dean.: Chojnicetoday: Chojnice urban gm., Chojnice pow., Pomerania voiv., Poland
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}

1937 – 1939

curatus/rector/expositus {parish: Gdyniatoday: Gdynia city pow., Pomerania voiv., Poland
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, Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Poland; church: Gdyniatoday: Gdynia city pow., Pomerania voiv., Poland
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, Blessed Virgin Mary, Star of the Sea; dean.: Gdyniatoday: Gdynia city pow., Pomerania voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.09.02
}, chaplain of the port

from 1937

{correspondent of the daily „Boston Courier” in Gdynia}

1924 – 1936

parish priest {parish: Claremonttoday: Sullivan Cou., New Hampshire state, United States of America
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, St Joseph; dioc.: Manchester US–NH}

1922 – 1924

administrator {parish: Martinsburgtoday: Lewis Cou., New York US–NY state, United States of America
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, St Hedwig; dioc.: Ogdensburg US–NY}

1920 – 1922

priest {parish: Vibanktoday: Francis r. mun., Saskatchewan reg., Saskatchewan prov., Canada
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; dioc.: Regina; German parish}, prob.

c. 1919 – c. 1920

student {Rometoday: Rome prov., Lazio reg., Italy
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}, diplomatic studies

till 1919

student {philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary; Switzerland}, prob. in the Dominican monastery Albertinum in Freiburg

others related in death

CEGIELClick to display biography Thaddeus, FLACHClick to display biography Julian, GRAMLEWICZClick to display biography Edward, HARASYMOWICZClick to display biography Vincent, JANICKIClick to display biography Stanislaus, JANKOWSKIClick to display biography Alphonse, KUBIKClick to display biography Alexander, ŁUKOWSKIClick to display biography Steven, MAŁECKIClick to display biography Stanislaus, MANITIUSClick to display biography Gustave, MIROCHNAClick to display biography Steven Marian (Fr Julian), MZYKClick to display biography Louis, NIEDBAŁClick to display biography Anthony Adam, NOWAKClick to display biography Francis, PIOTROWSKIClick to display biography Ignatius, POPRAWSKIClick to display biography Marian, STEINMETZClick to display biography Paul, SZREYBROWSKIClick to display biography Casimir, TYMAClick to display biography Joseph, WIŚNIEWSKAClick to display biography Mary, WOŹNIAKClick to display biography Albin

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Posen: German Posen — Fort VII — camp founded in c. 10.10.1939 in Poznań till mid of 11.1939 operated formally as KL Posen concentration camp (Germ. Konzentrationslager), and this term is used throughout the White Book, also later periods. It was first such a concentration camp set up by the Germans on Polish territory — in case of Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) directly incorporated into German Reich. In 10.1939 in KL Posen for the first time Germans used gas to murder civilian population, in particular patients of local psychiatric hospitals. From 11.1939 the camp operated as German political police Gestapo prison and transit camp (Germ. Übergangslager), prior to sending off to concentration camps, such as KL Dachau or KL Auschwitz. In 28.05.1941 the camp was rebranded as police jail and slave labour corrective camp (Germ. Arbeitserziehungslager). At its peak up to 7‑9 executions were carried in the camp per day, there were mass hangings of the prisoners and some of them were led out to be murdered elsewhere, outside of the camp. Altogether in KL Posen Germans exterminated approx. 20,000 inhabitants of Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) region, including many representatives of Polish intelligentsia, patients and staff of psychiatric hospitals and dozen or so Polish priests. Hundreds of priests were held there temporarily prior to transport to other concentration camps, mainly KL Dachau. From 03.1943 the camp had been transformed into an industrial complex (from 25.04.1944 — Telefunken factory manufacturing radios for submarines and aircrafts). (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2013.12.27)

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)

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)

Polish-Russian war of 1919—21: War for independence of Poland and its borders. Poland regained independence in 1918 but had to fight for its borders with former imperial powers, in particular Russia. Russia planned to incite Bolshevik–like revolutions in the Western Europe and thus invaded Poland. Russian invaders were defeated in 08.1920 in a battle called Warsaw battle („Vistula river miracle”, one of the 10 most important battles in history, according to some historians). Thanks to this victory Poland recaptured part of the lands lost during partitions of Poland in XVIII century, and Europe was saved from the genocidal Communism. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2014.12.20)

sources

personal:
chojnice.naszemiasto.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2013.05.19, 2wojna.gdynia.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2019.04.16, www.wsks.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2021.12.18
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,
original images:
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