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Warsaw archdiocese
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  • SPRZEŃSKI Mieczyslav (Bro. Varoslav Mary); source: Lukas Janecki, „Biographical-bibliographical dictionary of Polish Conventual Franciscan Fathers murdered and tragically dead in 1939—45”, Franciscan Fathers’ Publishing House, Niepokalanów, 2016, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOSPRZEŃSKI Mieczyslav (Bro. Varoslav Mary)
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surname

SPRZEŃSKI

forename(s)

Mieczyslav (pl. Mieczysław)

religious forename(s)

Varoslav Mary (pl. Wiarosław Maria)

religious forename(s)
versions/aliases

Veroslav (pl. Wierosław)

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function

laybrother

creed

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

congregation

Order of Friars Minor Conventual (Conventual Franciscans - OFMConv)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Immaculate Mary province OFMConv
more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.08.18]

date and place of death

19.03.1944

Vilnius
Vilnius city dist., Vilnius Cou., Lithuania

alt. dates and places of death

19.03.1943,19.03.1941

details of death

After German invasion of Poland on 01.09.1939 (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later) and start of the World War II released on 06.09.1939 from Niepokalanów monastery. Returned home, to Vilnius, that from 09.1939 was under Lithuanian occupation, and from 06.1940 ‑ Russian. Prob. collaborated with Polish clandestine resistance movement (part of Polish Clandestine State) — Armed Struggle Union ZWZ and Home Army AK, among others. After German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, and start of German occupation, arrested by the Germans and murdered in unknown circumstances.

alt. details of death

According to some sources murdered earlier, on 19.03.1941, and that would mean it had taken place during Russian occupation of Vilnius. It is possible for in 03‑04.1941 there were mass arrests of member of Polish clandestine resistance organization (such as Free Poles Union ZWP) in Kaunas and Vilnius. Most of the arrested were subsequently sent to Russian slave labour concentration camps Gulag, but some were summarily tried and murdered.

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

01.06.1921

Vilnius
Vilnius city dist., Vilnius Cou., Lithuania

alt. dates and places of birth

Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod oblast, Russia

positions held

friar of Niepokalanów monastery (1938‑9) — stenography department (1938‑9), potato selection (1938), in Order from 30.09.1938

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Gulag: Network of Russian slave labour concentration camps. At any given time up to 12 mln inmates where held in them, milions perished. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09])

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.ksiegazmarlych.franciszkanie.pl [access: 2013.01.13], www.straty.pl [access: 2015.04.18]
bibliograhical:
„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
„Biographical–bibliographical dictionary of Polish Conventual Franciscan Fathers murdered and tragically dead in 1939‑45”, Lukas Janecki, Franciscan Fathers’ Publishing House, Niepokalanów, 2016

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