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Roman Catholic 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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  • ZAKRZEWSKI Francis; source: Fr Nicholas Marian Grzybowski, „M Płock diocese clergy martyrology during II World War 1939—1945”, Włocławek-Płock 2002, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOZAKRZEWSKI Francis
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surname

ZAKRZEWSKI

forename(s)

Francis (pl. Franciszek)

  • ZAKRZEWSKI Francis - Commemorative plaque, Polish War Cemetery, Miednoye, source: www.moremaiorum.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOZAKRZEWSKI Francis
    Commemorative plaque, Polish War Cemetery, Miednoye
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  • ZAKRZEWSKI Francis - Commemorative plaque, cathedral basilica, Płock, source: own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOZAKRZEWSKI Francis
    Commemorative plaque, cathedral basilica, Płock
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    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
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    Commemorative plaque, military field cathedral, Warsaw
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  • ZAKRZEWSKI Francis - Commemorative plaque, St Stanislaus church, Sankt Petersburg, source: ipn.gov.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOZAKRZEWSKI Francis
    Commemorative plaque, St Stanislaus church, Sankt Petersburg
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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Płock diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of death

13.05.1940

Tver
Tver oblast, Russia

alt. dates and places of death

13.04.1940, 04.1940

details of death

On 01.01.1939 nominated reserve chaplain of the Polish Army. In 08.1939 mobilised, prob. into one of the military squads of 20th Infantry Division of the Polish Army. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II left Mława and went to his mobilization point — together with Fr Nicholas Cichowicz from Mława — prob. in Warsaw direction. Next found himself in Grodno where on 20‑24.09.1939 was a chaplain to the heroic defenders of the city — from Russian barbarians, who resorted to tying captured Poles to their tanks and using them as shields — together with Fr Francis Potrzebski, Fr Innocent Guz and Fr Henry Hlebowicz, among others. After fall of the town arrested on 24.09.1939 by the Russians. Jailed in Ostaszków concentration camp. From there transported to Twer execution site and brutally murdered.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

03.02.1902

Żbiki-Gawronki
Przasnysz pow., Masovia voiv., Poland

alt. dates and places of birth

21.01.1902

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

21.12.1929 (Płock cathedral)

positions held

1930–1939 — prefect {Mława, primary school and the School of Economics}
chaplain {Mława, prison}
1929–1930 — vicar {parish: Pułtusk}
till 1929 — student {Płock, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

others related in death

CICHOWICZ Nicholas, GUZ Joseph Adalbert (Fr Innocent), HLEBOWICZ Henry, POTRZEBSKI Victor Francis, DUBIEL Alexander, JANAS Mieczyslav, KACPRZAK Joseph, MARCOŃ Mieczyslav, MASŁOŃ Vladislav, MIKUCZEWSKI Joseph, MIODUSZEWSKI John, NOWAK Edmund, OCHAB Vladimir, PASZKO Richard, ROMANOWSKI Victor, SKOREL Joseph, SZWED Bronislaus, WOJTYNIAK Czeslav

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Twer: On 04.03—22.05.1940 Russians executed in Twer approx. 6,300 Polish prisoners of war (POW) kept in Ostaszków concentration camp. The bodies where next dumped in mass graves in ditches in the Miednoje forest. This was a fulfillment of Russian Commie–Nazi government decision — Political Bureau of the Russian Commie–Nazi party of 05.03.1940 — to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and individuals jailed in prisoners of war camps (Polish holocaust). (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09])

Ostaszków (prisoner no: 54.8): In 1939‑40 in Ostaszków — in practice on Seliger lake Stołobnyj and Swietlica islands, c. 11 km from Ostaszków, in a former Orthodox monastery, Niłowo–Stołobieńska Hermitage — Russians set a concentration camp for Poles arrested after 1939 invasion of Poland. In 04.1940 6,570 were kept there out of which approx. 6,300 were subsequently — as the fulfillment of Russian government decision to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and prisoners of war camps (Polish holocaust) — executed in Twer. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23])

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:
www.ordynariat.wp.mil.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.bractwo-wiezienne.warszawa.pl [access: 2013.01.17], kresy24.pl [access: 2018.09.02], episkopat.pl [access: 2019.10.13], nekropole.info [access: 2014.10.31]
bibliograhical:
„Płock diocese clergy martyrology during II World War 1939‑1945”, Fr Nicholas Marian Grzybowski, Włocławek–Płock 2002
original images:
episkopat.pl [access: 2019.10.13], www.ogrodywspomnien.pl [access: 2013.10.05], www.moremaiorum.pl [access: 2018.09.02], www.katedrapolowa.pl [access: 2014.01.16], ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02]

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