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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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religious status

Servant of God

surname

CHOMICZ

forename(s)

Paul (pl. Paweł)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Mogilev archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.06.23]

date and place of birth

03.10.1893

Vawkavysk (Belarus)

alt. dates and places of birth

17.10.1893

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1916

positions held

acting apostolic administrator in Sankt Petersburg (1941‑2), f. parish priest of St Casimir parish Sankt Petersburg (from 1923), f. vicar of Holiest Trinity in Psków (1920‑3), Wyrica station (c. 1918), Sankt Petersburg (c. 1918) parishes, f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Academy in Sankt Petersburg (1915‑8), f. theology and philosophy student at Metropolitan Theological Seminary in Sankt Petersburg (till 1915)

date and place of death

10.09.1942

Sankt Petersburg

cause of death

murder

details of death

Arrested for the first time by the Russians on 02.06.1926 in Sankt Petersburg. Accused of „spying, counterrevolutionary activities and pro–Polish propaganda”. On 29.06.1927 sentenced to 10 years of slave labour. On 03.07.1927 transported to Solovetsky Islands concentration camp. In 06.1929 transferred to Anzel Island concentration camp. There tried in 05.07.1932 trial of Catholic priests accused of „founding an anti–Russian organization among the prisoners”. Next on 21.07.1932 taken to Russian murderous OGPU „Shpalerka” prison on Grochowa Str. in Sankt Petersburg. Tortured. On 25.04.1933 moved to another prison in Sankt Petersburg. On 27.05.1933 sentenced to a year in strict isolation. In 08.1933 exiled to Komsomolsk–on‑Amur (or to SvirLag concentration camp n. Lodeynoye Pole) for slaving at forests clearances. At the end 1933 suffering from nervous breakdown prob. moved to psychiatric hospital in Sankt Petersburgu. From there in 08.1935 transported back to Solovetsky Islands concentration camp. On 10.11.1936 released but forbidden to live in large cities. Settled in Ufa, next in Vitebsk, Irkutsk, Kostroma and Kaługa. In 08.1939 returned illegally to Sankt Petersburg where he secretly ministered. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after German attack in 06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, arrested by the latter on 15.06.1942 during Sankt Petersburg siege. Accused of „anti–Russian and defeatist agitation and slanders and defamation of Russian authorities”. On 01.09.1941 sentenced to death. Murdered in prison.

perpetrators

Russians

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Sankt Petersburg (Kresty): Russian prison in Sankt Petersburg where many Polish priests were kept captive. Many of them were also murdered there. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20])

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])

Forced exile: One of the standard Russian forms of repression. The prisoners were usually taken to a small village in the middle of nowhere — somewhere in Siberia, in far north or far east — dropped out of the train carriage or a cart, left out without means of subsistence or place to live. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20])

SvirLag: Russian slave labour concentration camp n. Lodeynoye Polye c. 244 km to the north of Sankt Petersburg — part of genocidal Gulag system. Established on 17.11.1931 In former Alexander Svirsky monastery, mainly for political and religious prisoners. In 11.1935 36,500 where held there. The inmates slaved at forest clearance, and some in mines extracting mica, stone and clay. Thousands perished: murdered and exterminated. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.09.02])

Trial of 05.07.1932: Russian trial of Catholic priests held in Solovetsky Islands and Anzer Island, accused of „creation of an anti–Russian group that conducted anti–Russian agitation, clandestinely celebrated Mass and religious rites and maintained an illegal contact with a free worker for purposes of transmitting abroad information of an espionage character about the situation of Catholics in the Russia”. The prisoners were given prolonged sentences in concentration camp and spread them among the various Gułag camps.

AnzerLag: Russian concentration camp on the Anzer Island on White Sea. On the Island, 47 km2, belonging to Solovetsky Islands archipelago, Russians organised one of the first concentration camps in Russia (part of Solovetsky Islands concentratoin camp). In 1930ties c. 32 Catholic priests were held there most of who perished. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20])

Solovetsky Islands: Solovetsky Special Purpose Camp SLON (ros. Солове́цкий ла́герь осо́бого назначе́ния) — Russian concentration camp and forced labour camp, on Solovetsky Islands, in operation from 1923 and initially founded on the site of famous former Orthodox monastery. Functioned till 1939 (in 1936‑9 as a prison). In 1920 the largest concentration camp in Russia. Place of slave labour and murder of hundreds of mainly Christian, including Catholic, priests, especially in 1920s and 1930s. The concept of future Russian slave labour concentration camps system Gulag its beginnings prob. can trace to camps of Solovetsky Islands — from there spread to the camps along Belamor canal (Baltic Sea — White Sea), and from there to all regions of Russian state. From the network of camps on Solovetsky Islands — also called Solovetsky Archipelago — Alexander Solzhenitsyn prob. formed his famous term of „Gulag Archipelago”. It is estimated that tens to hundreds of thousands prisoners were held in Solovetsky Islands camps. In 1937‑8 c. 9.500 prisoners were brought out of the camp and murdered in a number of execution sites, including Sandarmokh and Lodeynoye Polye, including many Catholic priests. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09])

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])

sources

personal:
www.katolicy.eu [access: 2013.05.19], pl.catholicmartyrs.org [access: 2013.06.23], biographies.library.nd.edu [access: 2014.12.20], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.02.02]
bibliograhical:
„Fate of the Catholic clergy in USSR 1917‑39. Martyrology”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin
original images:
pl.catholicmartyrs.org [access: 2013.06.23], pl.catholicmartyrs.org [access: 2013.06.23], krzysztofpozarski.files.wordpress.com [access: 2019.04.16], ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02]

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