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St Sigismund parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana Str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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surname

WIĘCKOWSKA

forename(s)

Helen (pl. Helena)

religious forename(s)

Theophilusa (pl. Teofila)

  • WIĘCKOWSKA Helen (Sr Theophilusa) - Commemorative plaque to the victims of Wola hospital on 05.08.1944, St Clement Hofbauer parish church, Warsaw-Wola, source: pl.wikipedia.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOWIĘCKOWSKA Helen (Sr Theophilusa)
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  • WIĘCKOWSKA Helen (Sr Theophilusa) - Tomb, cemetery, Warsaw-Wola, source: commons.wikimedia.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOWIĘCKOWSKA Helen (Sr Theophilusa)
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function

nun

creed

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

congregation

Congregation of the Sisters of the st Benedict Samaritans of the Christ's Cross (Benedictine Samaritans Sisters - SBSAM)more on
www.samarytankiosb.pl
[access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Military Ordinariate of Polandmore on
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[access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of death

05.08.1944

Warsawtoday: Warsaw city pow., Masovia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.10.09]

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, during German occupation, during Warsaw Uprising ministered as a nurse of Medical Service of Warsaw Region of Home Army AK codename „Bakcyl” — in 3rd „ Waligóra” AK Region (Wola). Ministered at St Lazarus hospital at 127 Leszno Str. Murdered by Germans with a group of c. 1,200 patients, wounded and medical personnel of Wolski hospital after the Germans overtook it.

Among the victims were six (or seven) other nuns.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

21.01.1911

positions held

nun at St Lazarus hospital on 127 Leszno Str. in Warsaw–Wola district — prob. nurse

others related in death

BARYŁAClick to display biography Antonina (Sr Prudence), BEDNARZClick to display biography Francis (Bro. Josaphat), BOGACZClick to display biography Steven (Bro. Steven), CIECIERSKIClick to display biography Casimir, DOLEŻALClick to display biography Ferdinand, DOLIŃSKIClick to display biography Thaddeus, DRAGANClick to display biography Mary (Sr Rosalie), DROZDOWSKAClick to display biography Olympia (Sr Edwarda), DUDAClick to display biography Felix (Bro. Aquinas), DZIERZGWAClick to display biography Marian, GÓRSKIClick to display biography Edmund, JACHIMOWSKIClick to display biography Thaddeus Julian, KACZEWSKIClick to display biography Francis, KALISZEWICZClick to display biography Anthony, KANIAClick to display biography Joseph, KAPUSTAClick to display biography Joseph, KOLAKClick to display biography Stanislaus (Bro. Bogumil), KOTYŃSKIClick to display biography Henry, KRAWIECKAClick to display biography Vladislava (Sr Ernesta), KRYGIERClick to display biography Mieczyslav, KRZYWIŃSKIClick to display biography Stanislaus (Bro. Raphael), MAJGIERClick to display biography Francis, MALISZClick to display biography Vladislav, MIKOŁAJSKIClick to display biography Leo (Bro. Ambrose), MOTYKAClick to display biography Boleslaus, MÜLLERClick to display biography Thaddeus, NOWAKOWSKIClick to display biography John, PALEWSKIClick to display biography Joseph, PONIEWIERSKIClick to display biography Joseph (Bro. Philip), PROTASIEWICZClick to display biography Theodos (Fr Teophan), RACZKOClick to display biography Raphael, RADOSZClick to display biography Mary (Sr Hippolita), ROMANClick to display biography Louis (Bro. Cornelius), RUCIŃSKIClick to display biography Anthony, SANIKOWSKI–DZIEGIEĆClick to display biography Leonard, SZYMLIKClick to display biography John, SZYMSKIClick to display biography Anthony, ŚWIERCZEKClick to display biography John Nepomucene, TROJANOWSKAClick to display biography Hedwig (Sr Bernadette), TRZECIAKClick to display biography Stanislaus, WERESZCZYŃSKIClick to display biography Bronislaus, ZASADNIClick to display biography Francis

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Warsaw (st Lazarus hospital): During Warsaw Uprising st Lazarus hospital at Leszno and Karolkowa str. junction, where c. 1,500 patients were treated, was taken over by the Germans on 05.08.1944. After initial personal robbery on the patients and staff members Germans started mass murder by throwing grenades and using machine guns. Nobody was safe — children, women and wounded in beds were slaughtered as well. Some were murdered execution–style in the basements with a single shot to the head. Approx. at 23:00 the buildings were set alight. Some surviving patients jumped through the windows. Altogether 1,200 people perished, including 50 staff members, 11 underage scout girls and 7 Benedictine sisters among them. The massacre was a part of mass murderers known as „Wola district massacres”. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.04.18]
)

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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2021.12.19]
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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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.08.17]
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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. Created as the result of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, in a political sense, was to recreate the German idea of 1915 (after the defeat of the Russians in the Battle of Gorlice in 05.1915 during World War I) of establishing a Polish enclave within Germany (also called the General Governorate at that time). 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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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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. 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 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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.09.30]
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sources

personal:
www.1944.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2021.12.19]
, grafik.rp.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2013.05.19]

bibliograhical:, „A martyrology of Polish clergy under German occupation, 1939‑45”, Fr Szołdrski Vladislaus CSSR, Rome 1965,
original images:
pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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