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05-507 Słomczyn
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Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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religious status

Servant of God

surname

WARKOCZEWSKI

surname
versions/aliases

WARKOSZEWSKI

forename(s)

Henry (pl. Henryk)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Gniezno and Poznań archdiocese (aeque principaliter)more on
www.archpoznan.pl
[access: 2012.11.23]

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

date and place
of death

11.11.1939

Paterektoday: Nakło nad Notecią gm., Nakło nad Notecią pov., Kuyavia‐Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.12.18]

alt. dates and places
of death

12.11.1939, 25.09.1939

Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pov., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.10.09]

details of death

After German invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II prob. joined thousands of refugees and went on a horse drawn cart to Warsaw.

There turned up at the Polish Army Curia and got an assignment as a chaplain in one of the military hospitals.

There Curia lost track of him and assumed him dead during one of the German bombing raids on Warsaw.

After Warsaw capitulation however prob. returned back to his parish and in 10‐11.1939 was arrested and jailed in VSH Lobsens custody in Łobżenica.

Next on 09.11.1939 taken to VSH Gorka custody in Górka Klasztorna.

From there transported to Paterek and murdered.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place
of birth

14.05.1908

Żernikitoday: Janowiec Wielkopolski gm., Żnin pov., Kuyavia‐Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.07.18]

presbyter (holy orders)
ordination

15.06.1935 (Gniezno cathedralmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.14]
)

positions held

1939

administrator — Rzadkowotoday: Kaczory gm., Piła pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.02.03]
⋄ Blessed Virgin Mary of the Angels RC parish ⋄ Nakło nad Noteciątoday: Nakło nad Notecią gm., Nakło nad Notecią pov., Kuyavia‐Pomerania voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.27]
RC deanery

1935 – 1939

vicar — Wrześniatoday: Września gm., Września pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.06.20]
⋄ Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Stanislav the Bishop and Martyr RC parish ⋄ Wrześniatoday: Września gm., Września pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.06.20]
RC deanery

1932 – 1935

student — Poznańtoday: Poznań city pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.07.18]
⋄ philosophy and theology, Archbishop's Theological Seminary (Collegium Leoninum)

1930 – 1932

student — Gnieznotoday: Gniezno urban gm., Gniezno pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.12.18]
⋄ philosophy and theology, Archbishop's Theological Seminary

biography (own resources)

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SZALBOTClick to display biography Anne (Sr Rachela), BIEDRZYCKIClick to display biography Stanislav (Bro. Kleofas), BIAŁASIKClick to display biography Stanislav (Bro. Lucyn), BRYGMANClick to display biography Louis (Bro. Hillary), CAŁKAClick to display biography Adalbert, CHOJNACKIClick to display biography Casimir, CODROClick to display biography Joseph Francis, CZAPIEWSKIClick to display biography Conrad (Bro. Conrad), DORSZClick to display biography Bruno, DRAEGERClick to display biography Felix (Bro. Benon), DZIKOWSKAClick to display biography Josephine (Sr Mary Benigna), GŁYSZClick to display biography Florian (Bro. Florian), GOTÓWKAClick to display biography Marianne (Sr Mieczyslava Mary), GÓRNYClick to display biography John, GRZĘDAClick to display biography Stanislav, GRZYWACZClick to display biography Maximilian (Bro. Louis), GURDAClick to display biography Francis (Bro. Benedykt), GWIŹDZIELClick to display biography Ignatius (Bro. Paschalis), JACHECKIClick to display biography John, KALISZClick to display biography Stanislav (Bro. Stanislav), KIEŁCZEWSKIClick to display biography Casimir (Bro. Isidore), KRYGIERClick to display biography Henry, LEWANDOWSKIClick to display biography Valerian (Bro. Gerard), LORKIEWICZClick to display biography Caesar Vladislav, ŁANGOWSKIClick to display biography Francis (Bro. Sigismund), ŁONIEWSKIClick to display biography Joseph (Bro. Bonaventure), ŁUKASZEWSKIClick to display biography Casimir (Bro. Casimir), MAŃKOWSKIClick to display biography John, MORAWSKIClick to display biography Edmund (Bro. Jack), MUZOLFClick to display biography Ignatius (Bro. Ignatius), MYRWAClick to display biography Joseph, NIEDBAŁClick to display biography Felix, NOWAKClick to display biography Leonard, OSSOWSKIClick to display biography John (Bro. John), ROCHOWIAKClick to display biography Martin, ROSENTALClick to display biography Roman, SENDROBYClick to display biography John (Bro. Felix), SKRZYPIŃSKIClick to display biography Felix, SWORNOWSKIClick to display biography Sigismund (Bro. Eugene), SZAŁKOWSKIClick to display biography Vaclav, TOMALAClick to display biography John (Bro. Angel), TOMASZClick to display biography Vincent, WALKOWSKIClick to display biography Henry, WILEMSKIClick to display biography Alphonse (Bro. Paul), WILEMSKIClick to display biography Conrad (Bro. Dominic), WILEMSKIClick to display biography Vaclav (Bro. Methodius), WOJCIECHOWSKIClick to display biography Eustace, ZAWADAClick to display biography Peter

murder sites
camp 
(+ prisoner no)

Paterek: As part of their "Intelligenzaktion" – extermination of Polish intelligentsia and leading classes in Pomerania – Germans organized In Paterek n. Nakła a series of mass executions. From 04.10.1939 till 24.11.1939 more then 218 people were murdered, mainly from Wyrzysk county and its vicinity, including 48 priests and religious (among whom were 2 nuns), interned in VSH Gorka custody – transit camp – in Górka Klasztorna set up by the genocidal German paramilitary organization Volksdeutscher Selbstschutz. Members of the Selbstschutz shot the victims over dug ditches – in a valley located next to a dirt road, in the area of a former gravel pit – and brutally finished off the wounded, with blows of a shovel among others, and then covered the grave. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2021.12.19]
, pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.07.06]
)

VSH Gorka: German Germ. Volksdeutscher Selbstschutzhaft (Eng. Volksdeutscher Selbstschutz custody) VSH — established in 10.1939 by the genocidal German paramilitary organization Volksdeutscher Selbstschutz — the decision to create Selbstschutz in the Polish lands occupied by German troops was made in Berlin on September 08‐10.09.1939 at a conference headed by Reichsführer‐SS Heinrich Himmler (the formal order bears the data 20.09.1939), and the chaotically formed units were directly subordinated to the officers of the genocidal SS organization — in the monastery of the Congregation of the Missionaries of the Holy Family in Górka Klasztorna n. Łobżenica, as part of the «Intelligenzaktion» action — the extermination of the Polish intelligentsia and leadership classes in Pomerania. Initially mainly priests from Wyrzysk county where held there. Almost all perished murdered in the monastery or at the place of mass murders in Paterek. The camp was closed down in 11.1939. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.06.23]
)

VSH Lobsens: In Łobżenica, c. 30 km from Nakło, occupied by the Germans from 01.09.1939, i.e. the first day of the war, from 08.09.1939 till 15.10.1939 Germans set up — as part of «Intelligenzaktion» aimed at extermination of Polish intelligentsia in Pomerania — the Germ. Volksdeutscher Selbstschutzhaft (Eng. Volksdeutscher Selbstschutz custody) VSH for Łobżenica and its vicinity inhabitants. Initially, the camp was organized in judicial custody: the prisoners were crammed into small cells and subjected to interrogations, especially at night, when drunk members of the German genocidal Volksdeutscher Selbstschutz organization — the decision to create Selbstschutz in the Polish lands occupied by German troops was made in Berlin on September 08‐10.09.1939 at a conference headed by Reichsführer‐SS Heinrich Himmler (the formal order bears the data 20.09.1939), and the chaotically formed units were directly subordinated to the officers of the genocidal SS organization — tortured their victims and raped women. Up to 500 prisoners were kept there at any one time, including up to 60 priests, who were fed in spittoons. About 200 people were murdered, including: inside the custody center — tortured to death, shot and hanged. However, most of the victims were murdered in executions outside the city — the convicts, often with their hands tied with barbed wire, were brought to the place of execution in trucks or horse‐drawn carts. The priest were subsequently taken to Górka Klasztorna camp. Some of them were executed in Paterek. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.12.04]
)

«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 webpage
[access: 2014.10.04]
)

Warsaw (Black Monday): On 25.09.1939 from 7:00 till late evening more than 400 German bombers made aerial raids on Warsaw. Almost 630 tons of explosives, both incendiary and demolishing were dropped. Caused c. 200 fires. Public building were not spared, including hospitals clearly marked with Red Cross signs (in fact they were targeted in the first place). Holy Ghost hospital was among them and c. 700 people, both patients and staff were killed (including 20 Vincentian sisters). Altogether during the raids called „Black Mondayc. 10,000 people perished, 35,000 were wounded, mostly civilian. The raids were in contravention of Hague agreements and must be regarded as an act of war crime. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.04.18]
)

Air raids 1939: During invasion of Poland commenced on 01.09.1939 Germans systematically attacked civilian targets. Many cities (Wieluń, Frampol, Warszawa, Lwów, Łomża, Puck, etc.) were bombed during air raids and totally destroyed. The hospitals and churches, visibly marked as such, were not spared. German planes also attacked columns of fleeing people on the roads, massacring them. It is estimated that c. 150,000‐200,000 civilians were killed or murdered by the Germans in 09.1939. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.04.18]
)

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 World War II 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 Stanislav 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 webpage
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

Pius XI's encyclicals: Facing the creation of two totalitarian systems in Europe, which seemed to compete with each other, though there were more similarities than contradictions between them, Pope Pius XI issued in 03.1937 (within 5 days) two encyclicals. In the „Mit brennender Sorge” (Eng. „With Burning Concern”) published on 14.03.1938, condemned the national socialism prevailing in Germany. The Pope wrote: „Whoever, following the old Germanic‐pre‐Christian beliefs, puts various impersonal fate in the place of a personal God, denies the wisdom of God and Providence […], whoever exalts earthly values: race or nation, or state, or state system, representatives of state power or other fundamental values of human society, […] and makes them the highest standard of all values, including religious ones, and idolizes them, this one […] is far from true faith in God and from a worldview corresponding to such faith”. On 19.03.1937, published „Divini Redemptoris” (Eng. „Divine Redeemer”), in which criticized Russian communism, dialectical materialism and the class struggle theory. The Pope wrote: „Communism deprives man of freedom, and therefore the spiritual basis of all life norms. It deprives the human person of all his dignity and any moral support with which he could resist the onslaught of blind passions […] This is the new gospel that Bolshevik and godless communism preaches as a message of salvation and redemption of humanity”… Pius XI demanded that the established human law be subjected to the natural law of God , recommended the implementation of the ideal of a Christian state and society, and called on Catholics to resist. Two years later, National Socialist Germany and Communist Russia came together and started World War II. (more on: www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2023.05.28]
, www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2023.05.28]
)

sources

personal:
www.gorkaklasztorna.msf.opoka.org.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2012.11.23]
, www.wtg-gniazdo.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.05.19]
, newsaints.faithweb.comClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2021.12.19]
, www.archiwum.archidiecezja.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.10]

bibliographical:
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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[access: 2014.01.16]
, 4ict.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.05.30]

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