• OUR LADY of CZĘSTOCHOWA: st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland; source: own collectionOUR LADY of CZĘSTOCHOWA
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection

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

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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
  • st SIGISMUND: XIX c., feretory, st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland; source: own collectionst SIGISMUND
    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
  • st SIGISMUND: XIX c., feretory, st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland; source: own collectionst SIGISMUND
    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
  • st SIGISMUND: XIX c., feretory, st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland; source: own collectionst SIGISMUND
    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection
  • st SIGISMUND: XIX c., feretory, st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland; source: own collectionst SIGISMUND
    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
    source: own collection

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

personal data

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  • TRZECIAK Stanislaus - 03.1936, source: audiovis.nac.gov.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOTRZECIAK Stanislaus
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    own collection
  • TRZECIAK Stanislaus - 15.03.1938, Warsaw, source: audiovis.nac.gov.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOTRZECIAK Stanislaus
    15.03.1938, Warsaw
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    own collection
  • TRZECIAK Stanislaus - 01.01.1939, Warsaw, source: audiovis.nac.gov.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOTRZECIAK Stanislaus
    01.01.1939, Warsaw
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    own collection
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    20.08.1934, Warsaw
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    own collection
  • TRZECIAK Stanislaus - 1908, Sankt Petersburg; source: thanks to Mr John Szmidt kindness (private correspondence, 2021.05.29), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOTRZECIAK Stanislaus
    1908, Sankt Petersburg
    source: thanks to Mr John Szmidt kindness (private correspondence, 2021.05.29)
    own collection




Stanislaus (pl. Stanisław)


Stanislaus Kostka (pl. Stanisław Kostka)

  • TRZECIAK Stanislaus - Commemorative plaque, St John archcathedral, Warszawa, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOTRZECIAK Stanislaus
    Commemorative plaque, St John archcathedral, Warszawa
    source: own collection


diocesan priest


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

diocese / province

Warsaw archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Przemyśl diocese
more on: www.przemyska.pl [access: 2013.02.15]

academic distinctions

Doctor of Sacred Theology

honorary titles

Papal chamberlain
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.22]
Knight's Cross „Polonia Restituta”
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.04.16]
„Cross of Valour”
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.04.16]
Order of the Crown (Romania) 3rd Class – Commander
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2021.05.30]
Order of St. Sava (Yugoslavia) 4th Class – Officer
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2021.05.30]
Order of the German Eagle
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2021.05.30]
honorary canon (Mogilev cathedral)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of death


Warsaw city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland

alt. dates and places of death


details of death

During World War I, a co–founder of the Polish Society for Aid to War Victims, caring for Polish refugees injured by the war (from the lands occupied by the Germans – the so–called currents) on the territory of Russia. During World War I co‑founder of Polish Society for Support to the War Victims, caring for Polish war refugees (from the lands occupied by the Germans — a period known by Russians as byezhenstvo, i.e. great escape) on the territory of Russia. In 06.1918 returned to Poland. Participant of Lviv defence 1918‑9 during Polish–Ukrainian war. In 1921 initiator of help to Polish children returning from Russia. During the times of the Second Polish Republic, in his works was warning against the effects of communism. He also criticized the National Socialist policy of Germany. Was regarded as one of the best experts in the Jewish Talmud. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of German occupation founding member of pro–German, anti–Russian and anti–Semitic National Radical Organisation NOR (dissolved in 01.1940). Broke contacts with members of the organization in 03.1940 after attacks — possibly initiated by NOR, but controlled by Germans — of Jews in Warsaw and Cracow (Easter Pogrom). Used contacts with Germans to help persecuted acquaintances — prob. helped the Jews as well. There are however indications that in 1941 prob. denounced to the Germans a Polish Jewish priest, Fr Thaddeus Puder, hiding out of Warsaw (later saved by Polish nuns). Published in German–controlled collaboration „reptile press”. After outbreak on 01.08.1944 of Warsaw Uprising gave shelter in St Anthony’s parish church to many people. On 08/09.09.1944 Germans forced them, despite his protests, to remove a barricade build up by insurgents on Theatre Square. After work Germans marched them off towards Albert King of Belgium Street, towards Wola district and Pruszków transit camp. During march shot by a rank German soldier.

cause of death

mass murder



date and place of birth


Rudna Wielka
Świlcza gm., Rzeszów pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland

alt. dates and places of birth


presbyter (holy orders)/

1898 (Przemyśl)

positions held

1938–1944 — parish priest {parish: Warsaw, St Anthony; dean.: Warsaw–capital}
1928–1938 — rector {church: Warsaw, St Jack; dean.: Warsaw–capital}
1923–1928 — parish priest {parish: Dębowiec, St Bartholomew the Apostle; dean.: Żmigród Nowy}
1926–1939 — membership {Warsaw, Management Board, Eastern Institute}
editor {„Monumenta Judaica”; co–editor}
editor {„Church Review”; co–editor}
1907–1918 — professor {Sankt Petersburg, Imperial Roman Catholic Spiritual Academy (1842‑1918)}
from 1912 — membership {Imperial Russian Archaeological Society}
1906–1907 — secretary {Przemyśl, Bishops' Consistory}
1903–1905 — scientist {Egypt and Palestine}, research on the local nature and diseases, especially leprosy
PhD student {Jerusalem, theology}
PhD student {Cracow, theology}
PhD student {Rome, theology}
PhD student {Vienna, theology}
student {Freiburg im Breisgau, theology, Albrecht and Louis University}
till 1898 — student {Przemyśl, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}
writer and scientist author of several dozen scientific works devoted to social issues (including „Education and prosperity. Economic and social study”, Poznań 1903; „Christ and the social question”, Poznań 1907), to the Jewish question and Freemasonry („Talmud, Bolshevism and the project of marital law in Poland”, Warsaw 1932; „Messianism and the Jewish Question”, Warsaw 1934; „Talmud on the goyim – Gentiles and the Jewish Question in Poland”, Warsaw 1939)


The case of the „denunciation” of Fr Thaddeus Puder by Fr Trzeciak cannot be taken out from the historical context:
21.11.1939 — Fr Puder begins his ministry as vicar in Białołęka Dworska (then outside Warsaw)
27.04.1940 — establishment of KL Auschwitz by the Germans (for Polish political prisoners)
16.11.1940 — establishment and isolation of the Warsaw ghetto, welcomed by some Jewish communities (establishment of the Judenrat — Jewish administrative council, establishment of the Jüdischer Ordnungsdienst police, i.e. the Jewish Police Service).
22.03.1941 — interrogation of Fr Trzeciak by the German political police Gestapo. When asked by a German who interrogated him about Fr Puder volunteers known information about him. It seems that this was commonly known knowledge. Also the knowledge of the whereabouts of Fr Puder, as it seems, was not a secret at the time. Fr Puder wasn't yet in hiding.
03.1941 — visit of the head of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, in KL Auschwitz. Decision to expand the camp (from 10,000 to 30,000 prisoners) and the decision to establish KL Auschwitz II (Brzezina) — later the Birkenau extermination camp for Jews.
24.04.1941 — Fr Puder's arrest by the Germans in Białołęka Dworska — ostentatiously for refusing to wear a headband with a Jewish star.
22.06.1941 — German attack of the erstwhile ally, the Russians
22.01.1942 — conference in Wannsee — decision to commence Endlösung der Judenfrage
12.11.1942 — escape of Fr Puder from the hospital in Warsaw, with the help of Catholic nuns and the Polish resistance Home Army AK. From then on, he hid in the same Białołęka Dworska, where he was a vicar and was previously arrested.
Whether it was a „denunciation” let historians judge. Not propagandists.

others related in death

PUDER Thaddeus Marian, BEDNARZ Francis (Bro. Josaphat), BOGACZ Steven (Bro. Steven), DOLEŻAL Ferdinand, DOLIŃSKI Thaddeus, DUDA Felix (Bro. Aquinas), DZIERZGWA Marian, GÓRSKI Edmund, JACHIMOWSKI Thaddeus Julian, KACZEWSKI Francis, KALISZEWICZ Anthony, KANIA Joseph, KAPUSTA Joseph, KOLAK Stanislaus (Bro. Bogumil), KOTYŃSKI Henry, KRYGIER Mieczyslav, KRZYWIŃSKI Stanislaus (Bro. Raphael), KULESZA Stanislaus, MAJGIER Francis, MALISZ Vladislav, MĄCZKA Stanislaus, MIKOŁAJSKI Leo (Bro. Ambrose), MOTYKA Boleslaus, MÜLLER Thaddeus, NOWAKOWSKI John, PALEWSKI Joseph, PONIEWIERSKI Joseph (Bro. Philip), PROTASIEWICZ Theodos (Fr Teophan), RACZKO Raphael, ROMAN Louis (Bro. Cornelius), RUCIŃSKI Anthony, SANIKOWSKI-DZIEGIEĆ Leonard, SZYMLIK John, SZYMSKI Anthony, ŚWIERCZEK John Nepomucene, WERESZCZYŃSKI Bronislaus, ZASADNI Francis

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Wola district massacres: Mass extermination of the inhabitants of Warsaw Wola and Ochota districts, perpetrated by the Germans in the first days of Warsaw Uprising. Approx. 38,000‑65,000 Poles, men, women and children were massacred (the peak of the barbarian killings took place on 05‑07.08.1944). The massacre — genocide in fact — was in direct response to Adolf Hitler’s order to crash and destroy Warsaw and kill all of its citizens and was perpetrated by German SS units and Russian SS RONA units (with Belarusian contingent) collaborating with them. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2021.09.20])

DL 121 Pruszków: Durchgangslager 121 Pruszków (Eng. transit camp) – transit camp where Germans herded Warsaw (and its vicinity) civilian population captured during and after Warsaw Uprising. Set up on 06.01.1944 functioned till 12.1944. C. 390,000–410,000 people were held captive. Most of them were sent subsequently to concentration camps and forced slave labour in Germany. Few hundred – few thousands of them perished in the camp. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.03.01])

Warsaw Uprising: Lasted from 01.08.1944 till 03.10.1944. Was an attempt to liberate Polish capital from occupying Germans by the Polish Clandestine State — a unique in the history of the world political structure on the territories occupied by the Germans, effectively governing clandestinely in Poland — and by fighting on its behalf underground military units, mainly of Home Army (former Armed Struggle Association ZWZ) and National Armed Forced (NSZ). At the same time Russians stopped on purpose the offensive on all front, halted on the other bank of Vistula river and watched calmly the annihilation of the city, refusing even the mid–landing rights to the Allied planes carrying weapons and supplies to the insurgents from Italy. During the Uprising Germans murdered approx. 200,000 Poles, mainly civilians. Approx. 200 priests and nuns died in fighting or were murdered by the Germans, many in mass executions. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.17])

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])

Polish-Ukrainian war of 1918—9: One of the wars for borders of the newly reborn Poland. At the end of 1918 on the former Austro–Hungarian empire’s territory, based on the Ukrainian military units of the former Austro–Hungarian army, Ukrainians waged war against Poland. In particular attempted to create foundation of an independent state and attacked Lviv. Thanks to heroic stance of Lviv inhabitants, in particular young generation of Poles — called since then Lviv eaglets — the city was recaptured by Poles and for a number of months successfully defended against furious Ukrainian attacks. In 1919 Poland — its newly created army — pushed Ukrainian forces far to the east and south, regaining control over its territory. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2017.05.20])


pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.01.26], 1lo.rzeszow.pl [access: 2012.12.28], niezlomni.com [access: 2016.04.23], www.niedziela.pl [access: 2013.05.19], www.asme.pl [access: 2014.01.06], www.bibula.com [access: 2019.02.02]
Schematismus Venerabilis Cleri Dioecesis Premisliensis”, Przemyśl diocesa Curia, from 1866 to 1938
original images:
audiovis.nac.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02], audiovis.nac.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02], audiovis.nac.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02], audiovis.nac.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02]


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