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religious status

blessed

surname

CEHELSKI

forename(s)

Nicholas Sava Josaphat (pl. Mikołaj Sawa Jozafat)

beatification date

27.06.2001

John Paul II

function

eparchial priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Lviv archeparchy
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

nationality

Ukrainian

date and place of birth

17.12.1896

Strusiv (Ternopil oblast, Ukraine)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

06.04.1925 (Holy Ghost church in Lviv)

positions held

vice–dean of Hrymailiv deanery (from 1938), parish priest of St Demetrius parish in Soroka (1925‑46), f. administrator of St Paraskeva parish in Wysypovtsi (1925‑7), f. theology student at John Casimir the King university in Lviv (till 1923), f. theology and philosophy student at Greek Catholi Theological Seminary in Lviv (from 1918), married, four children

date and place of death

25.05.1951

Javas (Dubravlag labour camp, Mordovia rep., Russia)

cause of death

extermination

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, and start of Russian occupation, worked with Central Ukrainian National Committee, collaborating with Germans, negotiating with Germans tax issues and enforced slave labour of his parishioners. After German defeat and start in 1944 of another Russian occupation, after formal dissolution of the Greek Catholic Church by the Russians and its incorporation into Orthodox Church refused to convert to orthodoxy. Clandestinely continued to conduct his priestly vocation. Arrested by the Russians on 28.10.1946. Held in Kopychyntsi, Chortkiv and Ternopil prisons. On 27.01.1947 tried in Ternopil by a Russian kangaroo court. Accused of „treason of the homeland” and „organised activities aiming to overthrow the legal regime”). Sentenced to 10 years of slave labour in Russian concentration camps Gulag. Through transit cams in Latske Vielkye and Pidkamin transported to N385/16 concentration camp in Yavas n. Potma in Mordovia rep., part of DubravLag concentration camp. There perished. His wife and three of his children with their families were also sent to Gulag camps.

perpetrators

Russians

biography (own resources)

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murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

DubravLag: Russian concentration camps and slave labour camps complex (part of Gulag penal system) in Mordovia republic, among others in Potma and Yavas village. One of the longest in operation. (more on: www.gulagmuseum.org [access: 2014.09.21], archive.khpg.org [access: 2014.09.21])

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 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: 2019.12.26], geografiy-istoriy.blogspot.com [access: 2019.12.26]

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