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st Sigismund
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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  • BAJRAK Vladimir (Fr Vitalis), source: uk.wikipedia.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBAJRAK Vladimir (Fr Vitalis)
    source: uk.wikipedia.org
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  • BAJRAK Vladimir (Fr Vitalis), source: www.geni.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBAJRAK Vladimir (Fr Vitalis)
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  • BAJRAK Vladimir (Fr Vitalis) - 1931, Dobromil, source: www.dobromyl-monastery.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBAJRAK Vladimir (Fr Vitalis)
    1931, Dobromil
    source: www.dobromyl-monastery.com
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  • BAJRAK Vladimir (Fr Vitalis) - Contemporary image, source: missiopc.blogspot.com, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBAJRAK Vladimir (Fr Vitalis)
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  • BAJRAK Vladimir (Fr Vitalis) - Contemporary icon, source: catholicencyclopedia.in.ua, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBAJRAK Vladimir (Fr Vitalis)
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religious status

blessed

surname

BAJRAK

forename(s)

Vladimir (pl. Włodzimierz)

religious forename(s)

Vitalis (pl. Witalis)

  • BAJRAK Vladimir (Fr Vitalis) - Commemorative plaque, St Peter and Paul the Apostles church, Drohobycz, source: dyvensvit.org, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBAJRAK Vladimir (Fr Vitalis)
    Commemorative plaque, St Peter and Paul the Apostles church, Drohobycz
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  • BAJRAK Vladimir (Fr Vitalis) - Commemorative plaque, Brygidki prison, Drohobycz, source: hal_zoria.io.ua, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBAJRAK Vladimir (Fr Vitalis)
    Commemorative plaque, Brygidki prison, Drohobycz
    source: hal_zoria.io.ua
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beatification date

27.06.2001

John Paul II

function

religious cleric

creed

Ukrainian Greek Catholic
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

congregation

Basilian Order of Saint Josaphat (Basilians - OSBM)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Przemyśl eparchy
more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

nationality

Ukrainian

date and place of birth

24.02.1907

Shvaykivtsi (Ternopil oblast, Ukraine)

religious vows

28.02.1933 (permanent)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

13.08.1933 (Żółkiew (obw. Lwów, Ukraina))

positions held

catechist in Borislav (1944‑5), hegumen of Holy Trinity monastery in Drohobych (1941‑5), f. parish priest of Zhovkva parish (till 1941), f. deputy hegumen (till 1941) and friar (from 1933) of Our Lord’s Birth monastery in Zhovkva, f. friar of St George in Krystynopol, St Onuphrius in Dobromyl, St Onuphrius in Ławrów monasteries, novitiate in Krekhiv monastery, in Order — in St Nicholas monastery in Krekhiv — from 04.09.1924

date and place of death

16.05.1946

Drohobych (Lviv oblast, Ukraine)

cause of death

murder

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War stayed in his Zhovkva monastery — both during Russian occupation (till 1941) and German occupation (started after German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians). After start of another Russian occupation on 08.08.1941 forced by the Russians to leave his monastery in Zhovkva (Russians set up a prison there). The monastery church however in 1945 — prob. after mass arrests of Greek Catholic bishops by the Russians on 11.04.1945 — was taken over by the Russian Orthodox church. On 17.09.1945 arrested by the Russians. Held in Drohobych prison. Accused that „during German occupation participated in funeral prayers for former soldiers of Halich Ukrainian Army that battled for independent Ukraine after the end of the I World War […], critique of Russian [policies] in [missionary calendars of 1942]”. On 13.11.1945 sentenced to 8 years of slave labour in Russian concentration camps Gulag. Before deportation though beaten up by the Russians and perished in prison.

perpetrators

Russians

biography (own resources)

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murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Prison massacres – Drohobych 06.1941: After German attack of Russians on 22.06.1941 Russians murdered prisoners held in Drohobych Stryjska Str. investigative jail. The exact number of victims remains unknown — after German attack Russians brought many prisoners (c. 300) from nearby villages and did not even manage to register them. In the last days of 06.1941 Russian genocidal NKVD forced the prisoners onto the prison yard informing the inmates of impending release. When all congregated there from the guard towers they were slaughter by machine guns fire. Under stack of bodies four people survived. Altogether Russians together with a number of Jews eagerly helping them murdered then c. 1,200 people (though some might have been murdered earlier). (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2017.03.24])

06.1941 massacres (NKVD): After German attack of Russian‑occupied Polish territory and following that of Russia itself, before a panic escape, Russians murdered — in accordance with the genocidal order issued on 24.06.1941 by the Russian interior minister Lawrence Beria to murder all prisoners (formally „sentenced for counter–revolutionary activities', anti–Russian acts', sabotage and diversion, and political prisoners 'in custody'), held in NKVD‑run prisons in Russian occupied Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia — c. 40,000‑50,000 prisoners. In addition Russians murdered many thousands of victims arrested after German attack regarding them as „enemies of people” — those victims were not even entered into prisons’ registers. Most of them were murdered in massacres in the prisons themselves, the others during so‑called „death marches” when the prisoners were driven out east. After Russians departure and start of German occupation a number of spontaneous pogroms of Jews took place. Many Jews collaborated with Russians and were regarded as co‑responsible for prison massacres. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])

Drohobych (prisons): Before the outbreak of the II World War in 09.1939 a criminal prison functioned at Drohobych Truskawiecka Str. where c. 1,200‑1,500 inmates were held. After the start in 09.1939 of the first Russian occupation a new jail run by Russian NKVD genocidal organization was opened at Striyska Str. (by regional NKVD headquarters). There in 06.1941, after German attack of their erstwhile ally, Russians, NKVD perpetrated a genocidal massacre of prisoners. After German defeat and start in 1944 of another Russian occupation NKVD returned to the same buildings and again opened their jail, where hundreds and thousands of people suspected of not supporting Russia were held and interrogated. The jail was closed in 1959. The prison at Truskawiecka Str. however remained open throughout the II World War, both during Russian and German occupations, stayed open after the end of military hostilities and operates till today. (more on: btx.home.pl [access: 2020.04.04])

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 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.swzygmunt.knc.pl [access: 2013.05.19], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
original images:
uk.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.10.13], www.geni.com [access: 2019.10.13], www.dobromyl-monastery.com [access: 2019.10.13], www.youtube.com [access: 2019.10.13], missiopc.blogspot.com [access: 2019.10.13], dds.edu.ua [access: 2019.10.13], catholicencyclopedia.in.ua [access: 2019.10.13], dyvensvit.org [access: 2014.05.09], hal_zoria.io.ua [access: 2014.05.09]

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