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Roman Catholic parish
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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

SWIRTUN

surname
versions/aliases

ŚWIRTUN

forename(s)

Alfred

  • SWIRTUN Alfred - Commemorative plaque, Our Lady Queen of the Polish Crown Field Cathedral of the Polish Army, Warsaw, source: katedrapolowa.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSWIRTUN Alfred
    Commemorative plaque, Our Lady Queen of the Polish Crown Field Cathedral of the Polish Army, Warsaw
    source: katedrapolowa.pl
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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

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

honorary titles

„Cross of Valour”
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.04.16]

date and place of death

04.1940

Kharkiv
Kharkiv obl., Ukraine

alt. dates and places of death

05.1940

details of death

On 01.01.1921, as a chaplain of the Polish Army, promoted to the rank of lieutenant with seniority. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II arrested — as a military chaplain — by the Russians. Jailed in Starobielsk concentration camp. From there transported to Kharkiv execution site and brutally murdered. Posthumously on 09‑10.11.2007 promoted to the rank of major.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

29.08.1895

Ufa
Bashkortostan rep., Russia

alt. dates and places of birth

28.08.1900

positions held

1921–1939 — chaplain {Polish Army}, 7th Uhlan Regiment and 15th Poznań Uhlan (Cavalry) Regiment
{officer of the 2nd Grochowski Ułanów Regiment (Second Lieutenant from 25.11.1920)}

others related in death

CZEMERAJDA Joseph, DROZDOWICZ Ignatius, NIWA Andrew, PLEWIK Vladislav, TCHÓRZEWSKI Vladislav, TYBOROWSKI Stanislaus, WRAZIDŁO George

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Kharkiv: On 05.04‑12.05.1940 Russians executed in Charków approx. 3,800 Polish prisoners of war (POW) kept in Starobielsk concentration camp. This was a fulfillment of Russian Commie–Nazi government decision — Political Bureau of the Russian Commie–Nazi party of 05.03.1940 — to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and POWs held in prisoners of war camps (Polish holocaust) after German–Russian alliance, Russian invasion of Poland and start of II World War in 09.1939. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])

Starobielsk: In 1939‑41 in Starobielsk Russians set a concentration camp for Poles arrested after 1939 invasion of Poland. In 04.1940 approx. 3,800 were kept there and subsequently— as the fulfillment of Russian government decision to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and prisoners of war camps (Polish holocaust) — were executed in Twer. Used as a concentration camp for Poles later as well. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23])

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:
www.katedrapolowa.pl [access: 2013.05.19], www.katyn-pamietam.pl [access: 2013.05.19], www.sejm-wielki.pl [access: 2017.01.29]
original images:
katedrapolowa.pl [access: 2017.01.29]

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