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religious status

blessed

surname

KOWCZ

forename(s)

Emilian

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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 death

25.03.1944

KL Lublin
Majdanek-Lublin, Lublin city pow., Lublin voiv., Poland

details of death

In 1919‑20 chaplain of the Ukrainian Galician Army UGA — during Polish–Ukrainian war of 1918‑9 and Polish–Russian war of 1919‑21. Chaplain of so‑called Bzhezhany group, prob. part of 3rd UGA Infantry Regiment. In c. 1920 interned by Polish authorities in one of the internment camps for Ukrainians. Released at the end of 1920, after Russian defeat in Warsaw battle with Poles (08.1920). Mid–wars, in independent Poland for his pro–Ukrainian stance many times stopped by the Polish police — among others fined and sentenced to a time in prison, spent partly in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary monastery in Univ. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of Russian occupation, help and supported persecuted Poles and Ukrainians and their families. After German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, arrested by the Russians, together with two of his daughters. Luckily escaped and managed to stay hidden until German arrival. After commencement of German occupation helped the Jews. Saved the rabbi of Belza, among others. Eventually arrested by the Germans on 30.12.1942 — for sheltering, providing with baptism certificates and helping the Jews. Jailed in Łąckiego prison in Lviv. Tortured. Finally on 31.08.1943 transported to the German KL Lublin (Majdanek) concentration camp. There he known as „Majdanek’s pastor” and there he perished — exhausted and suffering from phlegmone.

cause of death

extermination

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

20.08.1884

Kosmach
Kosiv rai., Stanislaviv/Ivano-Frankivsk obl., Ukraine

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1911 (Greek Catholic Resurrection of Christ cathedral in Stanislaviv)

positions held

parish priest of St Nicholas parish in Peremyslyany (1921‑42), f. administrator of St Elijah parish in Borshchiv (1921), f. vicar of Sarniki Horne parish (1916‑9), f.minister of Kozarac parish Bosnia (1912‑6) — among Ukrainian emigres, f. vicar of Holy Trinity parish in Pidvolochysk (till 1912), f. theology and philosophy student at Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome (1905‑11), widower, 6 children

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others related in death

ARCHUTOWSKI Roman, CHŁOPECKI Romualdo, KAŚCIŃSKI Leopold, KOZŁOWSKI Valery, LESZCZYK Anthony, MODRZEWSKA Hedwig Joanna Gabrielle, NIEROSTEK Joseph, OSIKOWICZ Andrew, PECIAK Louis, TROCHA Peter (Bro. Adalbert Marian)

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Lublin (Majdanek) (prisoner no: 2399): Operational in 1941‑4, in Majdanek village n. Lublin, German concentration and „death” camp. Prisoners were not only local, from Lublin region, but from all over pre–war Poland and from abroad. Most of them were Jewish, but also member of Polish clandestine resistance (part of Polish Clandestine State), Polish intelligentsia, Russian POWs, inhabitants of Zamość area evicted by the Germans, people captured in round–ups in Polish towns and cities. 6% of the prisoners were children 14 years old and younger. Prisoners slaved at c. 16 sub–camps working for German companies, such as Deutsche Ausrüstungswerke (DAW). Altogether c. 150,000 people were held in the camp. C. 79,000 victims were murdered, among them c. 59,000 Jews. The camp was equipped with 5 gas chambers, where prisoners were mass murdered, using gas from bottles or from capsules of Zyklon B. (more on: www.majdanek.eu [access: 2012.11.23], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10])

Lviv (Łąckiego): Prison at Łącki Str. in Lviv. Founded in 1918‑20 by Polish authorities, mainly for political prisoners. From 1935 used as investigative jail. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of Russian occupation Russians — local branch of Russian genocidal NKVD organisation — held thousands of prisoners, mainly Poles and Ukrainians, in prison (then prison no 1). It was also a place of carrying out death sentences passed by Russian summary courts on Poles suspected of participation in Polish clandestine resistance activities. In 06.1941, after German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, NKVD agents slaugher — during genocidal massacres of prisoners — c. 924 inmates. During German occupation that followed in 1941‑4 the prison’s buildings held German Gestapo investigative jail. It was a place of executions. In 1944‑91, after German defeat and start of another Russian occupation, the building were again used by NKVD (and it successor MVD) as investigative jail and also investigative department. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.31])

Help to the Jews: During II World War on the Polish occupied territories Germans forbid to give any support to the Jews under penalty of death. Hundreds of Polish priests and religious helped the Jews despite this official sanction. Many of them were caught and murdered. (more on: www.naszdziennik.pl [access: 2013.08.31])

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: 2021.05.06])

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 — backed up by the betrayal of the formal allies of Poland, France and Germany, which on 12.09.1939, at a joint conference in Abbeville, decided not to provide aid to attacked Poland and not to take military action against Germany (a clear breach of treaty obligations with Poland) — 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])

Polish-Ukrainian war of 1918—9: One of the wars for borders of the newly reborn Poland. At the end of 1918 on the former Austro–Hungarian empire’s territory, based on the Ukrainian military units of the former Austro–Hungarian army, Ukrainians waged war against Poland. In particular attempted to create foundation of an independent state and attacked Lviv. Thanks to heroic stance of Lviv inhabitants, in particular young generation of Poles — called since then Lviv eaglets — the city was recaptured by Poles and for a number of months successfully defended against furious Ukrainian attacks. In 1919 Poland — its newly created army — pushed Ukrainian forces far to the east and south, regaining control over its territory. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2017.05.20])

sources

personal:
kovch.org.ua [access: 2019.12.26], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
original images:
www.youtube.com [access: 2015.04.18], www.majdanek.eu [access: 2013.06.11], www.youtube.com [access: 2015.04.18], www.youtube.com [access: 2015.04.18], www.youtube.com [access: 2015.04.18], www.youtube.com [access: 2015.04.18], www.youtube.com [access: 2015.04.18], www.youtube.com [access: 2015.04.18], www.youtube.com [access: 2015.04.18], www.youtube.com [access: 2015.04.18], photo-lviv.in.ua [access: 2019.12.26], kovch.org.ua [access: 2019.12.26], kovch.org.ua [access: 2019.12.26], kovch.org.ua [access: 2019.12.26], kovch.org.ua [access: 2019.12.26], kovch.org.ua [access: 2019.12.26], kovch.org.ua [access: 2019.12.26], photo-lviv.in.ua [access: 2019.12.26], sofija-net.pl [access: 2021.05.06], www.istpravda.com.ua [access: 2019.12.26], wspolnota-polska.org.pl [access: 2021.05.06], commons.wikimedia.org [access: 2014.11.14], ugcc.org.ua [access: 2014.11.14]

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