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Roman Catholic
St Sigismund parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana Str.
Konstancin deanery
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

WIŚNIEWSKA

forename(s)

Mary (pl. Maria)

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function

nun

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Churchmore on
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congregation

Congregation of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul (Daughters of Charity - FdlC)more on
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diocese / province

Military Ordinariate of Polandmore on
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[access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of death

19.11.1943

KL Posenconcentration camp
today: Poznań, Poznań city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland

more on
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details of death

After German invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II arrested by the Germans, during German occupation sent by Germans to Racot village as a nurse.

Clandestinely prepared children for the 1st Communion.

Run clandestine classed of writing and reading in Polish and accountancy (part of activities of Polish Clandestine State — in the face of German policy regarding Poles as a second class nation able only for slave physical work).

At the same time served as liaison of the clandestine resistance Home Army AK region Poznań–Łazarz (part of Polish Clandestine State).

Collaborated with Fr Alphonse Jankowski, among others.

Arrested in mid 10.1943.

Jailed in Kościan prison.

Next taken to KL Posen (Fort VII) concentration camp.

From there brought to the Gestapo HQ at former Soldiers' House in Poznań for interrogations.

Brutally tortured: „her head looked scalped, had deformed mouth, broken teeth, lacerated lips and gums, could not stand on its own feet, had broken bones”, bravely bore her sufferings, singing hymns and praying continually, the interrogating Germans called her Germ. „Heilige Maria” (Eng. „Saint Mary”) — did not reveal anything.

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

22.03.1905

Gnieznotoday: Gniezno urban gm., Gniezno pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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positions held

1941 – 1943

nun {Racottoday: Kościan gm., Kościan pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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, Daughters of Charity Congregation's house}, nurse

till 1941

nun {Poznańtoday: Poznań city pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
more on
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, Daughters of Charity Congregation's house}, employee of the parish office at the church of Our Lady of Sorrows in Łazarz district in Poznań as an office nun

from 1930

novitiate {Chełmtoday: Chełm city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland
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, Daughters of Charity Congregation's house}

1930

accession {Congregation of Daughters of Charity}

nun {Gnieznotoday: Gniezno urban gm., Gniezno pow., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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, Daughters of Charity Congregation's house}, employee of the Land Commissariat and a match factory

others related in death

JANKOWSKIClick to display biography Alphonse

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Posen: German Posen — Fort VII — camp founded in c. 10.10.1939 in Poznań till mid of 11.1939 operated formally as KL Posen concentration camp (Germ. Konzentrationslager), and this term is used throughout the White Book, also later periods. It was first such a concentration camp set up by the Germans on Polish territory — in case of Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) directly incorporated into German Reich. In 10.1939 in KL Posen for the first time Germans used gas to murder civilian population, in particular patients of local psychiatric hospitals. From 11.1939 the camp operated as German political police Gestapo prison and transit camp (Germ. Übergangslager), prior to sending off to concentration camps, such as KL Dachau or KL Auschwitz. In 28.05.1941 the camp was rebranded as police jail and slave labour corrective camp (Germ. Arbeitserziehungslager). At its peak up to 7‑9 executions were carried in the camp per day, there were mass hangings of the prisoners and some of them were led out to be murdered elsewhere, outside of the camp. Altogether in KL Posen Germans exterminated approx. 20,000 inhabitants of Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) region, including many representatives of Polish intelligentsia, patients and staff of psychiatric hospitals and dozen or so Polish priests. Hundreds of priests were held there temporarily prior to transport to other concentration camps, mainly KL Dachau. From 03.1943 the camp had been transformed into an industrial complex (from 25.04.1944 — Telefunken factory manufacturing radios for submarines and aircrafts). (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2013.12.27)

Poznań (Soldiers's House): From 12.09.1939 a Poznań prison for Poles, mainly those suspected of clandestine resistance activities, run by German Gestapo. Famed torture and interrogation centre. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2015.09.30)

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 webpageaccess: 2015.09.30)

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www.filipini.poznan.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2012.11.23, akwielkopolska.plClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2016.05.30, newsaints.faithweb.comClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2021.12.19
bibliograhical:, „A martyrology of Polish clergy under German occupation, 1939‑45”, Fr Szołdrski Vladislaus CSSR, Rome 1965,
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