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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

PUCIATA

forename(s)

Leo (pl. Leon)

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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]

academic distinctions

Habilitation Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Theology

date and place of death

12.07.1943

Vilnius
Vilnius city dist., Vilnius Cou., Lithuania

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, during Lithuanian (from 1939), Russian (after annexation on 15.06.1940 of Lithuania by Russians) and German (after German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians) occupation academic educator in clandestine university in Vilnius (after closure of Steven Batory University on 15.12.1939 by Lithuanians) and in Theological Seminary in Vilnius (part of emerging Polish Clandestine State). During German occupation helped persecuted Jews. Arrested by the Germans on 03.03.1942 together with other professors of Vilnius Theological Seminary and kept in Łukiszki in Vilnius and from 19.03.1942 in Wiłkowyszki prisons and next from 17.10.1942 in Szałtupie concentration camp. Released on 31.03.1943, totally exhausted and sick. Perish soon after of cancer and exhaustion.

cause of death

exhaustion

perpetrators

Germans

date and place of birth

21.07.1884

Vilnius
Vilnius city dist., Vilnius Cou., Lithuania

alt. dates and places of birth

08.07.1884

Hruzdowo
f. Oborek-Hruzdowo, Maladzyechna dist., Minsk reg., Belarus

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

25.08.1911

positions held

1914–1942 — parish priest {parish: Vilnius, St Anne; dean.: Vilnius; dioc.: Vilnius (till 1925); archdioc: Vilnius (from 1925)}
from 1935 — professor {Vilnius, Department of Theology, Vilnius University (since 1945), Lithuanian (1939‑40), Stephen Batory University (1919‑39)}, dogmatic theology
from 1927 — deputy professor {Vilnius, Department of Theology, Vilnius University (since 1945), Lithuanian (1939‑40), Stephen Batory University (1919‑39)}, dogmatic theology
from 1923 — deputy professor {Vilnius, Department of Theology, Vilnius University (since 1945), Lithuanian (1939‑40), Stephen Batory University (1919‑39)}, pastoral theology
from 1922 — lector {Vilnius, Italian language, Department of Humanities, Vilnius University (since 1945), Lithuanian (1939‑40), Stephen Batory University (1919‑39)}
membership {Vilnius, Friends of Sciences Society}
editor {Vilnius, „Theological Studies”}
from 1917 — professor {Vilnius, Theological Seminary}, history of Church art and the German language
prefect {Vilnius, schools, incl. Nazareth Sisters's Junior High School}
prefect {Vilnius, Polish Teachers's Association Junior High School}
from 1917 — manager {Vilnius, Men's Teachers' Seminary}
1915–1918 — secretary {Vilnius, Church Affairs Commission, Diocesan Curia}, during World War I, during the German occupation
1911–1914 — vicar {parish: Vilnius, St Francis; dean.: Vilnius}
till 1911 — PhD student {Rome, dogmatics, Pontifical Gregorian University (Lat. Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana) – Gregorianum}
from 1904 — student {Rome, philosophy and theology, Pontifical Gregorian University (Lat. Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana) – Gregorianum}
from 1902 — student {Vilnius, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}
activist {social}
founder {a few guards}

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Szałtupie: Harsh concentration camp for Poles in Lithuania organised by Germans and run by Lithuanians.

Vilnius (Lukishki): Vilnius prison used both by Russians and Germans. Thousands of Poles were kept there. From 2,000 to 16,000 prisoners were jailed at any time there. In 06.1941, after German invasion, Russians murdered most of the prisoners. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2021.07.04])

03.03.1942 arrests (Vilnius): On 03.03.1942 in Vilnius Germans arrested 28 professors and 81 seminarians of Vilnius Theological Seminary, prob. denounced by the Lithuanians. All were locked in Łukiszki prison in Vilnius. Professors were on 18.03.1942 transported to Wyłkowyszki and interned there. In 10.1942 were subsequently sent to concentration camp (i.e. Szałtupie, Poniewieżyk). The seminarians were transported out on 04.05.1942 to Germany for slave labour (most of them escaped during the transport). Theological seminary was closed. Few weeks after Vilnius seminary arrests, on 26.03.1942 Germans arrested Vilnius religious friars and clerics (Jesuits and Missionary Fathers of St Vincent a Pauli, among others) who got exposed to the same prison treatment. (more on: www.tygodnik.lt [access: 2013.05.19])

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.bialystok.opoka.org.pl [access: 2013.01.06]
bibliograhical:
„Vilnius archdiocese clergy martyrology 1939‑1945”, Fr Thaddeus Krahel, Białystok, 2017
original images:
www.tygodnik.lt [access: 2013.05.19], nieobecni.com.pl [access: 2015.05.09], nieobecni.com.pl [access: 2015.05.09]

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