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  • DORNIAK John (Bro. Theogenius Mary); source: Lukas Janecki, „Biographical-bibliographical dictionary of Polish Conventual Franciscan Fathers murdered and tragically dead in 1939—45”, Franciscan Fathers’ Publishing House, Niepokalanów, 2016, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFODORNIAK John (Bro. Theogenius Mary)
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surname

DORNIAK

surname
versions/aliases

DORNIA

forename(s)

John (pl. Jan)

religious forename(s)

Theogenius Mary (pl. Teogeniusz Maria)

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function

laybrother

creed

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

congregation

Order of Friars Minor Conventual (Conventual Franciscans - OFMConv)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Immaculate Mary province OFMConv
more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.08.18]
st Anthony of Padua and bl. James Strzemię province OFMConv
more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.08.18]

date and place of birth

01.03.1914

Klimany (Grodno oblast, Belarus)

positions held

friar pf Niepokalanów monastery (till 1939) — breeding department, cook, novitiate from 01.08.1939, in Order from 25.05.1938

date and place of death

07.1944

Klimany (Grodno oblast, Belarus)

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

After German invasion of Poland on 01.09.1939 (Russians invaded Poland 17 days later) and start of the II World War released on 06.09.1939 from Niepokalanów monastery. Went east. Settled at his family house in Klimany. There survived Russian (till 1941) and German occupations, prob. helping his parents in running a farm. During approach of the Russian army in 06‑07.1944 (Russians retaken these parts from defeated Germans on 04‑18.07.1944 — with support of Polish resistance Home Army AK, part of Polish Clandestine State, during „Gate of Dawn” action) together with his family went into hiding in a shelter in a nearby woods. After front passing remained for a few days in the shelter, together with his cousin. There apprehended by the Russian soldiers — at the same time hunt for the Polish AK soldiers was starting (on 16‑18.07.1944 Russians arrested more than 5,000 of them, including their commander, colonel Alexander Krzyżanowski, who was invited for „friendly discussions” with Russian officers and promptly arrested treacherously) — and despite pleadings, despite wearing Congregations’ cassock murdered with his cousin on site with a shot to the head.

alt. dates and places of death

16.10.1944

perpetrators

Russians

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

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.bj.uj.edu.pl [access: 2012.11.23], www.ksiegazmarlych.franciszkanie.pl [access: 2013.05.19], www.straty.pl [access: 2015.04.18], www.teresin.pl [access: 2015.04.18]
bibliograhical:
„Vilnius archdiocese clergy martyrology 1939‑1945”, Fr Thaddeus Krahel, Białystok, 2017
„Biographical–bibliographical dictionary of Polish Conventual Franciscan Fathers murdered and tragically dead in 1939‑45”, Lukas Janecki, Franciscan Fathers’ Publishing House, Niepokalanów, 2016
„A martyrology of Polish clergy under German occupation, 1939‑45”, Fr Szołdrski Vladislaus CSSR, Rome 1965
original images:
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