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surname

GAŁĘZOWSKI

forename(s)

Charles (pl. Karol)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Lutsk diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Gniezno and Poznań archdiocese (aeque principaliter)
more on: www.archpoznan.pl [access: 2012.11.23]
Zhytomyr diocese
more on: www.catholic-hierarchy.org [access: 2019.02.02]

honorary titles

prelate
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]
honorary canon (Łuck cathedral)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of birth

1879

Latychiv (Podolya, Ukraine)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1908

positions held

minister of Luzk parish (till 1945), f. catechist in Lutsk parish (till 1939), f. catechist in Szamotuły (till c. 1926), f. prison chaplain in Szamotuły (till c. 1945), f. prefect in Winnica in Podolya (till 1920) — in public and commercial school, f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Zhytomyr (till 1908)

date and place of death

06.09.1950

Spasskiy Zavod (n. Karaganda, Kazakhstan)

cause of death

extermination

details of death

In 1920/1, after end of Polish–Russian war of 1920, found himself in territories taken over by Russia. In 1920(6?), harassed by Russians, illegally crossed the border and moved to Poland. At the end of the hostilities of the II World War started by German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939, after capture of Lutsk by victorious Russians in 1944 and start of another occupation remained on territories occupied by Russia. Arrested on 04.01.1945 by the Russians, together with Lutsk ordinary, Bp Adolph Peter Szelążek, and other Catholic priests — including Bl. Vladislaus Bukowiński, staying then in Lutsk. Held in Lutsk prison. On 22.01.1945 transported to Kowel, and next 2 days later to Kiev prison. Accused of „participation i Polish clandestine nationalistic organisation, […] spearheading anti–Russian activities aiming at restoration of Poland in pre–1939 borders, […] acting as Vatican spy, […] listening to the radio broadcasts of Polish emigree government announcements”. For betraying Russia on 06.05.1945, in a group trail of Bp Szelążek and 8 Catholic priests, sentenced in Kiev to 8 years of slave labour in Russian concentration camps — Gulag. On 28.06.1945 moved to Lukyanivska prison in Kiev and next in the summer of 1945 transported to KarLag concentration camp in Kazakhstan. Right after arrival on 21.05.1946 formally released but without the right to return home and with duty do forward labour as so‑called „free hireling worker”. Stayed behind in point No. 2 of the steppe Gulag camp in Spassk. There perished — apparently from „heart failure and old age exhaustion”.

alt. dates and places of death

Karaganda

perpetrators

Russians

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

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])

KarLag: Russian concentration camp and forced labour camp n. Karaganda in Kazakhstan. One of the largest in Gulag penal system, operational in 1930‑59 (though even later parts of the camp were used as a new concentration camp and prison). Stretched over 300 by 200 km, centered in Dolinka village, c. 45 km from Karaganda. One of the goals was creation a large food base for the developing coal and metallurgical industries of Kazakhstan. 10,000 to 65,000 (in 1949) prisoners — including women and children many of whom perished — were held in the camp at any one time. In total over 1,000,000 inmates slaved in KarLag over its history. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.10.13])

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])

Trial of 05.06.1945: After taking over on 02.02.1944 Lutzk and expelling Germans another Russian occupation started. Almost a year later, on 03‑04.01.1945, Russian genocidal NKVD arrested in Lutzk local Catholic bishop, Bp Adolph Peter Szelążek, together with a few Catholic priests and all Lutzk diocese Canons — many of whom during German occupation supported families of arrested Poles, save Jewish children and hid them in Catholic families, during Volhynia genocide supported Polish families seeking refuge from attacks of the genocidal Ukrainian organisation OUN/UPA, fed Russian POW soldier held in local POW prison suffering from hunger. On 22.01.1945 all were taken to Kowel and next to Kiev. There interrogation lasted till 06.1945. On 05.06.1945 Russians sentenced — accusation was „treason of Russian authorities and spying for Vatican” — all 8 priests held (among whom was Bl Vladislaus Bukowiński) to long term slave labour in Russian concentration camps Gulag. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.09.02])

Kiev (Lyukyanivska): Russian political prison in Kiev run by criminal NKVD. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])

Lutzk: Prison run in 1939‑41 by the Russians. After German attack in 06.1941 Russians murdered there approx. 2,000 prisoners. Again used by the Russians after 1944. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2017.03.11])

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])

Polish-Russian war of 1919—20: War for independence of Poland and its borders. Poland regained independence in 1918 but had to fight for its borders with former imperial powers, in particular Russia. Russia planned to incite Bolshevik–like revolutions in the Western Europe and thus invaded Poland. Russian invaders were defeated in 08.1920 in a battle called Warsaw battle („Vistula river miracle”, one of the 10 most important battles in history, according to some historians). Thanks to this victory Poland recaptured part of the lands lost during partitions of Poland in XVIII century, and Europe was saved from the genocidal Communism. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20])

sources

personal:
christking.info [access: 2018.09.02], katolicy1844.republika.pl [access: 2013.10.05], cathol.memo.ru [access: 2018.09.02], bazhum.muzhp.pl [access: 2018.09.02]
bibliograhical:
„Lexicon of Polish clergy repressed in USSR in 1939‑1988”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin
„Fate of the Catholic clergy in USSR 1917‑39. Martyrology”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin
original images:
cathol.memo.ru [access: 2018.09.02], ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02]

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