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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

NURKOWSKI

forename(s)

Vaclav (pl. Wacław)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Vincent (pl. Wincenty)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Vilnius archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Vilnius diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

date and place of death

1954

StepLag labour camp
Jezkazgan, Karaganda reg., Kazakhstan

alt. dates and places of death

1953

SibLag labour camp
Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk oblast, Russia

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, arrested by the Germans at the end of 1943 for supporting Polish resistance partisans of Home Army AK (part of Polish Clandestine State). Released. On 17.01.1944 Germans surrounded the church and rectory but managed to escape. For a month was in hiding. In 02.1944 became chaplain of the 5 Company of II Battalion in 77 Infantry Regiment of AK under Lt. „Anthony” (Johnny Borewicz) — II Battalion was led by Lt. „Krysia” (John Borysewicz) — under nom‑de‑guerre „Vaclaus” and/or „Pious”. On 19.07.1944 after capture of Vilnius by AK forces, Russians surrounded the 5 Company and arrested Polish partisans. As a priest was however on 30.07.1944 released. Returned to his parish. On 24.11.1944 in Zabłocie arrested again by the Russians. Jailed in Grodno prison no 1. Accused of „anti–Russian and treacherous activities in support of Germans during [German] occupation”, of membership of Home Army AK. On 19.04.1946 sentenced to 15 (10?) years of slave labour in Russian concentration camps Gulag. Sent to SaranLag concentration camp where slaved in Yyrinsky lumber yard. Next moved to SibLag concentration camp n. Novosibirsk. Finally transported to StepLag, where in Jezkazgan perished.

cause of death

extermination

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

22.05.1891

Białystok
Białystok city pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

29.05.1919 (Vilnius cathedral)

positions held

1937–1944 — parish priest {parish: Zabłocie, Holy Trinity; dean.: Vasilishki; dioc.: Vilnius (till 1925); archdioc: Vilnius (from 1925); Zabłoć}
1935–1937 — parish priest {parish: Lida–Słobódka; dean.: Lida}
1935–1937 — chaplain {Lida, prison}
1929–1935 — parish priest {parish: Boruny; dean.: Ashmyany}
till c. 1929 — dean {dean.: Pastavy–nadvilensky}
1924–1929 — parish priest {parish: Pastavy, Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Anthony of Padua; dean.: Pastavy–nadvilensky; dioc.: Vilnius (till 1925); archdioc: Vilnius (from 1925)}
parish priest {parish: Kraśne nad Uszą; dean.: Maladzyechna}
1919–1924 — vicar {parish: Vilnius, Gate of Dawn St Therese the Virgin; dean.: Vilnius}
1913–1919 — student {Vilnius, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

others related in death

KISIEL Vladislav

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Steplag: Russian concentration camp and forced labour camp (part of Gulag penal system) n. Jezkazgan in Kazakhstan. Up to 30,000 inmates were held there at any one time. They slaved in copper mines, among others. (more on: fr.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09], www.gulagmuseum.org [access: 2014.05.09])

SibLag: Russian concentration camp and forced labour camp (part of Gulag penal system) in Syberia. Founded in 1929. One the largest — initially spread over large area from Omsk to Krasnoiarsk, as matter of fact whole Western Siberian Plain, next subdivided and limited to Novosibirsk, Tomsk and Kemerovo oblasts. Headquarters were in Mariinsk in Kemerovo oblast (for a time also in Novisibirisk), where a central camp for invalids was also operational. Up to 80,000 inmates were held in SibLag (in 1942). Prisoners slaved at railroad construction, forestry, carpentry and in coal mines, and other industrial branches. Closed down in c. 1960. (more on: tspace.library.utoronto.ca [access: 2018.09.02], www.gulagmuseum.org [access: 2014.05.09])

SaranLag: Russian concentration camp and forced labour camp (part of Gulag penal system), n. Saransk in Mordova rep. (more on: en.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])

Grodno: Prison used both by the Russians (in 1920, 1939‑41 and from 1944) and the Germans (in 1941‑4). Thousands of Poles were jailed there.

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])

sources

personal:
www.bractwo-wiezienne.warszawa.pl [access: 2013.01.17], ru.openlist.wiki [access: 2019.05.30], biographies.library.nd.edu [access: 2014.05.09], pawet.net [access: 2012.11.23]
bibliograhical:
„Vilnius archdiocese clergy martyrology 1939‑1945”, Fr Thaddeus Krahel, Białystok, 2017
„Lexicon of Polish clergy repressed in USSR in 1939‑1988”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin
original images:
ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02]

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