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Roman Catholic parish
05-507 Słomczyn
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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    XIX c., feretory
    st Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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  • BLACHNICKI Francis, source: www.swietykrzyz.katowice.opoka.org.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBLACHNICKI Francis
    source: www.swietykrzyz.katowice.opoka.org.pl
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  • BLACHNICKI Francis, source: blachnicki.oaza.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBLACHNICKI Francis
    source: blachnicki.oaza.pl
    own collection
  • BLACHNICKI Francis, source: de.popotam.ayz.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBLACHNICKI Francis
    source: de.popotam.ayz.pl
    own collection
  • BLACHNICKI Francis - c. 25.06.1940, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (slideplayer.pl), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBLACHNICKI Francis
    c. 25.06.1940, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo
    source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (slideplayer.pl)
    own collection
  • BLACHNICKI Francis - c. 25.06.1940, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.auschwitz.org), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBLACHNICKI Francis
    c. 25.06.1940, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo
    source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.auschwitz.org)
    own collection
  • BLACHNICKI Francis - c. 25.06.1940, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo; source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.auschwitz.org), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBLACHNICKI Francis
    c. 25.06.1940, KL Auschwitz, concentration camp's photo
    source: Archives of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (www.auschwitz.org)
    own collection
  • BLACHNICKI Francis - Francis Kucharczak, contemporary image; source: from: „Witnesses of truth of this land”, John Kochel, Opole, 2016 (docplayer.pl), own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBLACHNICKI Francis
    Francis Kucharczak, contemporary image
    source: from: „Witnesses of truth of this land”, John Kochel, Opole, 2016 (docplayer.pl)
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religious status

Servant of God

surname

BLACHNICKI

forename(s)

Francis (pl. Franciszek)

  • BLACHNICKI Francis - Commemorative plaque, academic chapel, Rybnik, source: www.encyklo.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBLACHNICKI Francis
    Commemorative plaque, academic chapel, Rybnik
    source: www.encyklo.pl
    own collection
  • BLACHNICKI Francis - Commemorative plaque, Bibiela, source: photo.bikestats.eu, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBLACHNICKI Francis
    Commemorative plaque, Bibiela
    source: photo.bikestats.eu
    own collection
  • BLACHNICKI Francis - Commemorative plaque, Our Lady of Sorrows, Rybnik, source: www.kik.katowice.opoka.org.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBLACHNICKI Francis
    Commemorative plaque, Our Lady of Sorrows, Rybnik
    source: www.kik.katowice.opoka.org.pl
    own collection

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Katowice diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

academic distinctions

Doctor of Theology

date and place of death

27.02.1987

Carlsberg
Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II commander of the resistance Armed Struggle Union ZWZ (part of Polish Clandestine State) in Tarnowskie Góry. On 27.04.1940 arrested by the Germans. On 25.06.1940 transported to the German concentration camp KL Auschwitz. For 9 months detained in a penal company, including a month in a solitary cell — the bunker. In 09.1941 taken to prison in Zabrze and then in Katowice. On 30.03.1942 sentenced to death by guillotine. On 17.06.1942 while on death row experienced conversion. On 14.08.1942 had death sentence commuted to 10 years in prison. Detained in various prisons and concentration camps in Rawicz, Börgermoor, Zwickau and Lengenfeld (Flossenbürg). On 17.04.1945 released. In 03.1961 arrested by the Russian controlled Polish Commie–Nazi UB, in connection with „sobriety crusade” („abstinence”) founded by him. Held in Katowice prison, the same he was imprisoned in 1942. After 4 months in prison sentenced to 10(13) months suspended sentence for „spreading false news about the persecution of the Church in Poland”. After declaration of the martial law by commi–nazis in 1981, could not return to the country being sought for by an arrest warrant. Lived in Carlsberg where prob. was poisoned by agents of Commie–Nazi prl.

cause of death

poisoning

perpetrators

Russians / Poles

date and place of birth

24.03.1921

Rybnik
Rybnik city pow., Silesia voiv., Poland

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

15.06.1950 (Katowice cathedral)

positions held

founder {Carlsberg, Light–Life International Center for Evangelization and Christian Service for the Liberation of Nations}
founder {Light–Life Movement}
priest {national, Liturgical Service}
employee {Lublin, didactic and scientific, Catholic University of Lublin KUL (since 1928), Catholic University of Lublin KUL — clandestine, underground (1939‑44), University of Lublin (1918‑1928)}
organizer {Crusade of Temperance}
employee {Katowice, Diocesan Curia}
editor {magazine, „Sunday Guest”}
vicar {parish: Bieruń Stary, St Bartholomew the Apostle}
vicar {parish: Cieszyn}
vicar {parish: Rydułtowy}
vicar {parish: Łaziska Górne}
vicar {parish: Tychy}

others related in death

KIJ Anthony, KOWALCZYK Stanislaus (Fr Honoré), NIEDZIELAK Steven, PALIMĄKA Stanislaus, POPIEŁUSZKO George Alexander Alphonse, SUCHOWOLEC Stanislaus, ZYCH Silvester

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Martial law of 1981: Martial law declared on 13.12.1981 by Russian controlled Polish Commie–Nazi party and army of the Russian republic prl, aimed to liquidate the independent trade union "Solidarity". During c. 8 years of martial law regulations Security Police SB, Polish Commie–Nazi unit of Russian NKWD, murdered over 100 activists of "Solidarity". At least six priests were also killed in circumstances never fully explained. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.03.01])

KL Flossenbürg: German concentration camp, founded in 05.1938, where a total of approx. 96,000 prisoners were held captive. In 1942 it became the „mother camp” for many external commandos and sub‑camps whose prisoners worked as slaves for the needs of the German arms industry. On 09.04.1945 Germans executed in the camp several people related to 20.07.1944 assassination plot on Hitler, including Wilhelm Canaris, Hans Oster and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. On 20.04.1945, facing the approach of the Allied troops, about 22,000 prisoners were marched out in the so–called „Death March” to KL Dachau. Over 7,000 perished along the way. The camp was liberated on 23.04.1945 by American troops. In total, 30,000–77,000 prisoners died in the camp, including up to 17,000. Poles. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2021.05.20])

KL Zwickau / Schloß Osterstein: A heavy German prison in Zwickau in Saxony, founded in 1770‑5 at the Schloß Osterstein castle. In the XIX c., among its detainees were Karl May, August Bebel, Rosa Luxemburg. During World War II, prob. had the status of KL Zwickau / Schloß Osterstein concentration camp and political prisoners were held there under an extralegal system, euphemistically known as the German Schutzhaft (Eng. protective custody). Prisoners, living in overcrowded cells, slave laboured in the city receiving starvation rations. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2010.08.11])

Rawicz: German penal institution and investigative prison. After cessation of war campaigns a prison run by commi–nazi Russian occupiers. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.17])

Katowice (prison): Detention centre run by Germans and later, in 1945, took over by the Commie–Nazis.

KL Auschwitz (prisoner no: 1201): German KL Auschwitz concentration camp (Germ. Konzentrationslager) and death camp (Germ. Vernichtungslager) camp was set up by Germans around 27.01.1940 n. Oświęcim, on the German territory (initially in Germ. Provinz Schlesien — Silesia Province; and from 1941 Germ. Provinz Oberschlesien — Upper Silesia Province). Initially mainly Poles were interned. From 1942 it became the centre for holocaust of European Jews. Part of the KL Auschwitz concentration camps’ complex was death camp (Germ. Vernichtungslager) KL Auschwitz II Birkenau, located not far away from the main camp. There Germans murder possibly in excess of million people, mainly Jews, in gas chambers. Altogether In excess of 400 priests and religious went through the KL Auschwitz, approx. 40% of which were murdered (mainly Poles). (more on: en.auschwitz.org.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.meczennicy.pelplin.pl [access: 2013.07.06])

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:
pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.03.01]
original images:
www.swietykrzyz.katowice.opoka.org.pl [access: 2015.03.01], blachnicki.oaza.pl [access: 2015.03.01], de.popotam.ayz.pl [access: 2015.03.01], slideplayer.pl [access: 2015.03.01], www.auschwitz.org [access: 2018.11.18], www.auschwitz.org [access: 2018.11.18], docplayer.pl [access: 2018.02.15], www.encyklo.pl [access: 2021.05.06], photo.bikestats.eu [access: 2015.03.01], www.kik.katowice.opoka.org.pl [access: 2015.03.01]

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