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religious status

Servant of God

surname

HORCZYŃSKI

surname
versions/aliases

HORCZYNSKIJ

forename(s)

Omelian

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]

honorary titles

canon
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]

nationality

Ukrainian

date and place of birth

21.11.1888

Ternopil (Ternopil oblast, Ukraine)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1911

positions held

deputy dean of Lviv deanery (1944‑5), parish priest of St Yura cathedral parish in Lviv (1938‑34), member of the Greek Catholic metropolitan consistory in Lviv (1924‑38), f. vicar of Assumption of the Blessed Mary Greek Catholic parish in Lviv (1924‑38), f. head of philosophy and theological dogma section of the Theological Science Society in Lviv (1923‑33), f. catechist in Zhydachiv and Lviv, f. vice–rector (1918) and prefect (1912‑4) of the Greek Catholic Theological Seminary in Lviv, f. theology and philosophy student at Jesuit Collegium Canisianum in Innsbruck (1909‑11) and Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium (till 1910), f. theology and philosophy student at Greek Catholic Theological Seminary in Lviv, author of theological and philosophical treatises.

date and place of death

27.07.1954

Potma (Dubravlag labour camp, Mordovia rep., Russia)

cause of death

extermination

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 withdrawing Russians and led to a wall of St George cathedral in Lviv. There told about an imminent execution but after a few hours released. After German defeat and start in 1944 of another Russian occupation arrested on 11.04.1945 by the Russian genocidal NKVD — together with all Greek Catholic bishops resident on pre‑war Polish territory. Refused to convert to Orthodoxy. Transported to Kiev prison. There on 05.06.1946 sentenced by the Russians to 8 years in Russian slave labour concentration camps Gulag. Taken to VorkutLag concentration camp. In 1953 released and exiled to Potma in Mordova republic where lived in a free zone of DubravLag concentration camp. There, in the invalids’ house, perished.

perpetrators

Russians

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

DubravLag: Russian concentration camps and slave labour camps complex (part of Gulag penal system) in Mordovia republic, among others in Potma and Yavas village. One of the longest in operation. (more on: www.gulagmuseum.org [access: 2014.09.21], archive.khpg.org [access: 2014.09.21])

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])

VorkutLag: Russian complex of concentration camps and forced labour camp (part of Gulag penal system), near Vorkuta in Komi republic, created on 10.15.1938 — as a result of the split of larger UktpechLag complex of camps — where Russians held many Poles prisoners. Up to 75,000 (at peak — in 1950‑1 — c. 100,000) prisoners slaved there mainly in coal mines. In the most tragic 1943 c. 15.5% of prisoners held in the camp perished. Total number of victims of Vorkuta camps remains unknown. (more on: pl.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])

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

Lviv (Zamarstiniv): Penal prison no 2 in Lviv. In 1939‑41 Russians organised there an NKVD detention centre and jailed thousands of prisoners, mainly Poles and Ukrainians, interrogating them and torturing. In 06.1941 after German invasion Russians murdered few thousands of them in a mass massacre. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30])

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:
newsaints.faithweb.com [access: 2014.03.21], www.missiopc.org.ua [access: 2014.09.21], www.dropbox.com [access: 2019.12.26], magazine.lds.lviv.ua [access: 2014.03.21]
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uk.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.12.26], uk.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.12.26]

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