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    St Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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St Sigismund 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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    St Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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Veronica (pl. Weronika)




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Congregation of the Greater Poland Servants of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception ABMVwpmore on
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NL Schmückertconcentration camp for nuns
today: Bojanowo, Bojanowo gm., Rawicz pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland

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After German invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II, after start of German occupation, arrested by the Germans on 24.06.1941.

Jailed in Nonnenlager–Schmückert concentration camp (mainly for the nuns and older religious) where perished.

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NL SchmückertClick to display the description, Reichsgau WarthelandClick to display the description, Ribbentrop‐MolotovClick to display the description, Pius XI's encyclicalsClick to display the description

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nun — Żabikowotoday: district of Luboń, Luboń urban gm., Poznań pov., Greater Poland voiv., Poland
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DERKACZEWSKAClick to display biography Stanislava (Sr Raphaella of the Holy Face), DWULECKAClick to display biography Mary (Sr Fabiola), GRYGIERClick to display biography Anne (Sr Wunibalda), GRZANKAClick to display biography Francesca (Sr Romualda), LEWICKAClick to display biography Claire (Sr Cordelia), MULKOWSKAClick to display biography Josefa (Sr Vestina), OSIŃSKAClick to display biography Leocadia (Sr Radegundis), SZKUDLAREKClick to display biography Helen (Sr Hermana), GRZECHOWSKAClick to display biography Mary (Sr Sapientia), FIEREKClick to display biography Francesca (Sr Potamia), CHWOŁKAClick to display biography Hedwig (Sr Bonifacia), BŁOCIŃSKAClick to display biography Anne (Sr Iucunda), KACZMAREKClick to display biography Elisabeth (Sr Rita), ŁUCZAKClick to display biography Marianne (Sr Siriana), PIOTRZKOWSKAClick to display biography Pauline (Sr Anacleta), TUŻYNAClick to display biography Constantina (Sr Rusticula), WANIOREKClick to display biography Theodosia (Sr Flaviana), WOJCIECHOWSKAClick to display biography Theophilusa (Sr Reinharda), KŁECZEKClick to display biography (Sr Benita), ŁOPACZEWSKIClick to display biography Stanislav Kostka, NIEDŹWIEDZIŃSKIClick to display biography Ignatius, SIWECKAClick to display biography Regina Stephanie (Sr Angela)

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NL Schmückert: German concentration camp Germ. Nonnenlager (Eng. camp for nuns), set up in Bojanowo (from 1943 called formally Schmückert by the Germans, today Rawicz county), mainly for Polish nuns. Organized by the Germans in the province of Germ. Warthegau (Eng. Warta country), after the liquidation in early 1941 of c. 248 Catholic religious houses and institutions run by the Church, 30 of which were transferred directly to the German National Socialist Party, and the rest were administered by the Germ. Gauselbstverwaltung (Eng. Self–Government of the Region–Gau) GSV state institution. Therefore, initially formally called as Germ. Gauarbeitsanstalt Schmückert (Eng. Schmückert Gau employment office). On 25.02.1941 first group of 56 nuns was brought in. At the end of 1941 there were 293 prisoners held. On 11.12.1941 Germans brought in c. 40 old and sick priests, transported from KL Posen concentration camp. Altogether in 1941‐1945 615 nuns from 27 congregations were held captive in the camp. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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Reichsgau Wartheland: After the Polish defeat in the 09.1939 campaign, which was the result of the Ribbentrop‐Molotov Pact and constituted the first stage of World War II, and the beginning of German occupation in part of Poland (in the other, eastern part of Poland, the Russian occupation began), the Germans divided the occupied Polish territory into five main regions (and a few smaller). The largest one was transformed into Germ. Generalgouvernement (Eng. General Governorate), intended exclusively for Poles and Jews and constituting part of the so‐called Germ. Großdeutschland (Eng. Greater Germany). Two were added to existing German provinces. From two other separate new provinces were created. Greater Poland region was one of them, incorporated into Germany on 08.10.1939, by decree of the German leader Adolf Hitler (formally came into force on 26.10.1939), and on 24.01.1940 transformed into the Germ. Reichsgau Wartheland province, in which the law of the German state was to apply. The main axis of the policy of the new province, the territory of which the Germans recognized as the Germ. „Ursprünglich Deutsche” (Eng. „natively German”), despite the fact that 90% of its inhabitants were Poles, was Germ. „Entpolonisierung” (Eng. „Depolonisation”), i.e. forced Germanization. C. 100,000 Poles were murdered as part of the Germ. „Intelligenzaktion”, i.e. extermination of Polish intelligentsia and ruling classes. C. 630,000 were forcibly resettled to the Germ. Generalgouvernement, and their place taken by the Germans brought from other areas occupied by Germany (e.g. the Baltic countries, Bessarabia, Bukovina, etc.). Poles were forced to sign the German nationality list, the Germ. Deutsche Volksliste DVL. As part of the policy of „Ohne Gott, ohne Religion, ohne Priesters und Sakramenten” (Eng. „No God, no religion, no priest or sacrament”) most Catholic priests were arrested and sent to concentration camps. All schools teaching in Polish, Polish libraries, theaters and museums were closed. Polish landed estates confiscated. To further reduce the number of the Polish population, Poles were sent to forced labor deep inside Germany, and the legal age of marriage for Poles was increased (25 for women, 28 for men). The German state office, Germ. Rasse‐ und Siedlungshauptamt (Eng. Main Office of Race and Settlement) RuSHA, under the majesty of German law, abducted several thousand children who met specific racial criteria from Polish families and subjected them to forced Germanization, handing them over to German families. After the end of hostilities of World War II, the overseer of this province, the Germ. Reichsstatthalter (Eng. Reich Governor) and the Germ. Gauleiter (Eng. district head) of the German National Socialist Party, Arthur Karl Greiser, was executed. (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 World War II 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 Stanislav 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
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Pius XI's encyclicals: Facing the creation of two totalitarian systems in Europe, which seemed to compete with each other, though there were more similarities than contradictions between them, Pope Pius XI issued in 03.1937 (within 5 days) two encyclicals. In the „Mit brennender Sorge” (Eng. „With Burning Concern”) published on 14.03.1938, condemned the national socialism prevailing in Germany. The Pope wrote: „Whoever, following the old Germanic‐pre‐Christian beliefs, puts various impersonal fate in the place of a personal God, denies the wisdom of God and Providence […], whoever exalts earthly values: race or nation, or state, or state system, representatives of state power or other fundamental values of human society, […] and makes them the highest standard of all values, including religious ones, and idolizes them, this one […] is far from true faith in God and from a worldview corresponding to such faith”. On 19.03.1937, published „Divini Redemptoris” (Eng. „Divine Redeemer”), in which criticized Russian communism, dialectical materialism and the class struggle theory. The Pope wrote: „Communism deprives man of freedom, and therefore the spiritual basis of all life norms. It deprives the human person of all his dignity and any moral support with which he could resist the onslaught of blind passions […] This is the new gospel that Bolshevik and godless communism preaches as a message of salvation and redemption of humanity”… Pius XI demanded that the established human law be subjected to the natural law of God , recommended the implementation of the ideal of a Christian state and society, and called on Catholics to resist. Two years later, National Socialist Germany and Communist Russia came together and started World War II. (more on: www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
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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


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