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religious status

Servant of God

surname

HRYCHAJ

surname
versions/aliases

HRYCAJ

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Joseph (pl. Josif)

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 birth

1883

Kydantsi (Ternopil oblast, Ukraine)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1907

positions held

parish priest of Chernihiv parish in Ternopil deanery (1927‑40), f. dean of Ternopil deanery (1928‑36), f. vicar of Kolodiyivka (1918‑27), Rudno, Zadnyshivka (1911‑4), f. administrator of Staromishchyna parish (1910‑1), f. vicar of Kamyanky parish (1907‑10), f. student at Theological Seminary in Franciscan University in Lviv (1903‑7), f. theology and philosophy student at Greek Catholic Theological Seminary in Lviv (1903‑7), married, three children

date and place of death

28.06.1941

Ternopil (Ternopil oblast, Ukraine)

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of Russian occupation, arrested by Russian genocidal NKVD on 27.09.1940. Jailed in Ternopil prison. Accused of „spreading of anti–Russian propaganda”. On 17.03.1941 sentenced to death commuted to 10 years in Russian slave labour concentration camps Gulag. After German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, murdered however by the Russians in prison — crucified on his prison cell's door.

alt. dates and places of death

25.06.1941

perpetrators

Russians

others related in death

KASZUBA Marian, KOSOWICZ Nicholas, PASTUCH Peter

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Prison massacres – Ternopil 06.1941: After German attack of Russians on 22.06.1941 Russians murdered prisoners held in Ternopil prison in Ukraine. Prison held more than 1,790 inmates (on the day of German attack; earlier on 10.06.1941 — 1,592; later, after German attack, many others from nearby villages were brought in and Russians did not even manage to register them). Right after German attack c. 217 prisoners (convicted mainly for common crimes) were released. On c. 30.06.1941 c. 1,000‑1,200 people were marched out of town towards east. Those that could not follow were murdered. There rest were finally loaded onto a train and sent to Ural. Their fate remains unknown. Those that remained back in Ternopil were murdered by the Russians in prison itself. It is estimated that Russians managed to murder from few hundred to 1,000 prisoners, mainly Ukrainians, but also Poles and a dozen or so captured Germans. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.12.26])

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: 2014.09.21])

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.vox-populi.com.ua [access: 2019.12.26], uk.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.12.26], magazine.lds.lviv.ua [access: 2014.03.21]
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