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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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st Sigismund
Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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  • STASZEWSKA Helen (Sr Mary Clementa), source: www.osu.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSTASZEWSKA Helen (Sr Mary Clementa)
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religious status

blessed

surname

STASZEWSKA

forename(s)

Helen (pl. Helena)

religious forename(s)

Mary Clementa (pl. Maria Klemensa)

  • STASZEWSKA Helen (Sr Mary Clementa) - Monument, monastery, Rokiciny Podhalańskie, source: www.sprokiciny.rabawyzna.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSTASZEWSKA Helen (Sr Mary Clementa)
    Monument, monastery, Rokiciny Podhalańskie
    source: www.sprokiciny.rabawyzna.pl
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  • STASZEWSKA Helen (Sr Mary Clementa) - Commemorative plaque, Our Lady the Immaculate church, Harmęże, source: www.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSTASZEWSKA Helen (Sr Mary Clementa)
    Commemorative plaque, Our Lady the Immaculate church, Harmęże
    source: www.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl
    own collection
  • STASZEWSKA Helen (Sr Mary Clementa) - Martyrs of the II World War Monument, St John the Baptist church, Szczecin, source: www.szczecin.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSTASZEWSKA Helen (Sr Mary Clementa)
    Martyrs of the II World War Monument, St John the Baptist church, Szczecin
    source: www.szczecin.pl
    own collection

beatification date

13.06.1999

John Paul II

function

nun

creed

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

congregation

Roman Union of the Order of st Ursula (Ursulines - OSU)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of death

27.07.1943

KL Auschwitz
Oświęcim, Oświęcim gm., Oświęcim pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland

details of death

After German invasion of Poland on 01.09.1939 (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later) and start of the II World War, arrested on 26.01.1943 by the Germans — for helping Polish and Jewish children, helping Jews to escape to Slovakia. Interrogated in Zakopane prison. Jailed prob. in Nowy Targ prison. On 26.02.1943 transported to Montelupich prison in Cracow and finally on 09.03.1943 to KL Auschwitz concentration camp where she perished.

cause of death

extermination: exhaustion and starvation

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

30.07.1890

Złoczew
Złoczew gm., Sieradz pow., Łódź voiv., Poland

positions held

superior of the Ursuline convent in Rokiciny Podhalańskie

biography (own resources)

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others related in death

BUKOWSKI Leopold, DAŃKOWSKI Peter Edward, DROŹDZIK Peter, PRZYWARA Peter, ROZMUS Vincent, SOSIN Joseph, SZEMBEK Francis Vladimir, SZOTT Francis

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: 38102): 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: en.auschwitz.org.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.meczennicy.pelplin.pl [access: 2013.07.06])

Cracow (Montelupich): Cracow penal prison, during occupation run by the Germans — from 28.02.1941 by Germ. Geheime Staatspolizei (Eng. Secret State Police, known as Gestapo. In 1940‑4 Germans jailed there approx. 50,000 prisoners, mainly Poles and Jews. Some of them were transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp, some were executed. After cease in war effort the prison was used by UB — a Polish unit of Russian NKVD — as a prison for Polish independence resistance fighters, some of which were subsequently sent to prisons and slave labour camps in Russia. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.31])

Zakopane - Palace: Penal institution and investigative prison set up by German political police Gestapo in „Palace” guesthouse in renown spa Zakopane at the foot of Tatra mountains. Functioned from the start of German occupation in 10.1939 to 01.1945. Place of mass executions and cruel tortures — the victims were beaten, tormented, hanged — of scores of Poles. It is estimated that c. 2,000 inmates were held captive in „Palace” prison 400 of which were murdered by the Germans — some in the prison itself, others at the local Dry Valley (pl. Sucha Dolina) cemetery. Most of the others were sent to German concentration camps, mainly KL Auschwitz, were the majority perished. (more on: z-ne.pl [access: 2021.05.06])

Help to the Jews: During II World War on the Polish occupied territories Germans forbid to give any support to the Jews under penalty of death. Hundreds of Polish priests and religious helped the Jews despite this official sanction. Many of them were caught and murdered. (more on: www.naszdziennik.pl [access: 2013.08.31])

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. „The 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.org [access: 2015.09.30])

sources

personal:
swzygmunt.knc.pl [access: 2012.11.23]
bibliograhical:
„A martyrology of Polish clergy under German occupation, 1939‑45”, Fr Szołdrski Vladislaus CSSR, Rome 1965
original images:
www.osu.pl [access: 2020.06.02], ursulines.union.romaine.catholique.fr [access: 2020.06.02], www.sprokiciny.rabawyzna.pl [access: 2013.12.04], www.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl [access: 2014.03.21], www.szczecin.pl [access: 2014.09.21]

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