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  • SZEMBEK Francis Vladimir, source: www.meczennicy.pelplin.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSZEMBEK Francis Vladimir
    source: www.meczennicy.pelplin.pl
    own collection
  • SZEMBEK Francis Vladimir, source: www.biskupzezloczowa.prv.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSZEMBEK Francis Vladimir
    source: www.biskupzezloczowa.prv.pl
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  • SZEMBEK Francis Vladimir - c. 19.08.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (romanikowie.pruchnik.pl), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSZEMBEK Francis Vladimir
    c. 19.08.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo
    source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (romanikowie.pruchnik.pl)
    own collection
  • SZEMBEK Francis Vladimir - c. 19.08.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.auschwitz.org), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSZEMBEK Francis Vladimir
    c. 19.08.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo
    source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.auschwitz.org)
    own collection
  • SZEMBEK Francis Vladimir - c. 19.08.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.auschwitz.org), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSZEMBEK Francis Vladimir
    c. 19.08.1942, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo
    source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.auschwitz.org)
    own collection
  • SZEMBEK Francis Vladimir - Contemporary image, source: www.dolfi-wood.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSZEMBEK Francis Vladimir
    Contemporary image
    source: www.dolfi-wood.com
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  • SZEMBEK Francis Vladimir - Contemporary image, source: www.zyciezakonne.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSZEMBEK Francis Vladimir
    Contemporary image
    source: www.zyciezakonne.pl
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religious status

Servant of God

surname

SZEMBEK

forename(s)

Francis Vladimir (pl. Franciszek Włodzimierz)

  • SZEMBEK Francis Vladimir - Commemorative plaque, St Stanislaus Kostka, Cracow, Pułaskiego str., source: www.bj.uj.edu.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSZEMBEK Francis Vladimir
    Commemorative plaque, St Stanislaus Kostka, Cracow, Pułaskiego str.
    source: www.bj.uj.edu.pl
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  • SZEMBEK Francis Vladimir - Commemorative plaque, Sacred Heart of Jesus basilica, Warsaw, source: pl.wikipedia.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSZEMBEK Francis Vladimir
    Commemorative plaque, Sacred Heart of Jesus basilica, Warsaw
    source: pl.wikipedia.org
    own collection
  • SZEMBEK Francis Vladimir - Cenotaph, Salesians grave, parish cemetery, Oświęcim, source: polski-cmentarz.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSZEMBEK Francis Vladimir
    Cenotaph, Salesians grave, parish cemetery, Oświęcim
    source: polski-cmentarz.com
    own collection

function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Society of St Francis de Sales (Salesian Society, - SDB)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

st Jack Cracow Inspectorate SDB
Cracow archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of death

18.09.1942

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

alt. dates and places of death

07.09.1942, 22.09.1942

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation, arrested on 09.07.1942 by the Germans. Voluntarily gave himself up for the life of Fr Valentine Kozak, who was to be arrested in reprisals for an escape by another person. Germans however arrested both, but a fortnight later, on 22.07.1942, Fr Kozak was released and survived. Jailed in Nowy Targ and next taken in Zakopane prisons, where was tortured. With broken shoulder joints, cracked ribs and gangrenous leg was taken to Tarnów prison. Finally from there on 16.09.1942 transported to KL Auschwitz concentration camp where two days after arrival perished. Formal „cause” of death quoted on the death certificate: Germ. „Herzmuskeldegeneration” (Eng. „myocardial infarction”).

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

22.04.1883

Poręba Żegoty
Chrzanów pow., Lesser Poland voiv., Poland

alt. dates and places of birth

02.04.1883

religious vows

10.08.1929 (temporary)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

03.06.1934 (Cracow)

positions held

friar at Cracow–Dębniki monastery, minister in Skawa (from c. 1939), f. steward in Salesians’ Theological Seminary in Cracow, f. agronomy teacher in Kopiec n. Częstochowa, f. provincial secretary in Cracow, f. theology and philosophy student in Cracow (till 1934) and Oświęcim monasteries, f. friar in Aleksandrów Kujawski monastery — pedagogical apprentice, novitiate in Czerwińsk monastery 1928‑9, f. administrator of family estates in Węgierka, Pruchnik and Kramarzówka n. Jarosław (till 1928), f. agriculture student at Jagiellonian University UJ in Cracow.

others related in death

BUKOWSKI Leopold, DAŃKOWSKI Peter Edward, DROŹDZIK Peter, PRZYWARA Peter, ROZMUS Vincent, SOSIN Joseph, STASZEWSKA Helen (Sr Mary Clementa), SZOTT Francis

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: 60019): 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])

Tarnów: German penal and detention centre used by the Germans as a transit point prior to sending to concentration camps, i.e. KL Auschwitz. (more on: www.sw.gov.pl [access: 2013.08.17])

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])

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. 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.org [access: 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. „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:
bws.sdb.org.pl [access: 2019.05.30], www.harmeze.franciszkanie.pl [access: 2012.12.28], www.meczennicy.pelplin.pl [access: 2013.05.19], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
bibliograhical:
„Salesian Society in Poland under occupation 1939‑1945”, Fr John Pietrzykowski SDB, Institute of National Remembrance IPN, Warsaw, 2015
original images:
www.meczennicy.pelplin.pl [access: 2013.05.19], www.biskupzezloczowa.prv.pl [access: 2018.02.15], romanikowie.pruchnik.pl [access: 2018.02.15], www.auschwitz.org [access: 2018.11.18], www.auschwitz.org [access: 2018.11.18], www.dolfi-wood.com [access: 2021.05.06], www.zyciezakonne.pl [access: 2018.02.15], www.bj.uj.edu.pl [access: 2013.05.19], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.12.04], polski-cmentarz.com [access: 2015.03.01]

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