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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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religious status

Servant of God

surname

KNYSZ

surname
versions/aliases

KNISZ

forename(s)

Stephen (pl. Szczepan)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Stephen (pl. Stepan)

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

30.07.1898

Ternopil (Ternopil oblast, Ukraine)

alt. dates and places of birth

Stanislavchyk (Lviv oblast, Ukraine)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

08.05.1927 (Greek Catholic St George cathedral in Lviv)

positions held

parish priest of Nivitsi parish in Lopatyn deanery (1936‑41), f. vicar of Vysotsko in Brody deanery (1929‑36), Stanislavchik in Brody deanery (1927‑9) parishes f. theology and philosophy student at Greek Catholic Theological Seminary in Lviv (1921‑5)

date and place of death

23.06.1941

Lviv

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

Participant of Polish–Ukrainian war of 1918‑9 as a soldier of Ukrainian Galician Army UGA. In the spring of 1920 interned by Polish authorities. Held in internment camp in Tuchola. Released prob. at the end of 1920 when most of the incarcerated Ukrainians were let free. 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 NKVD on 25.05.1940 during marriage ceremony. On 29.03.1941 sentenced by a genocidal NKVD organisation’s kangaroo court to 8 years in slave labour concentration camps Gulag. According to some sources perished in one the Lviv prisons — during prison massacres of 06.1941, after German attack of their erstwhile ally, Russians.

alt. dates and places of death

01.05.1944 (after)

Alexandrovka (Arkadak reg., Saratov oblast, Russia)

alt. details of death

According to other sources transported — via a number of prisons and camps — to one of Russian concentration n. Saratov in Russia. There perished.

perpetrators

Russians

others related in death

BAŁUT Anthony (Fr Roman), BANSZEL Charles, BUCZYŃSKI Joseph, CZEMERYŃSKI Yaroslav, KAŹNICA Monica, KONOPKA Casimir Stanislaus, KOWALIK Zeno, MARCHIEWICZ Francis (Fr Michael), PISKOZUB Julia

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

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])

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])

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], missiopc.blogspot.com [access: 2014.09.21], www.reabit.org.ua [access: 2019.12.26], magazine.lds.lviv.ua [access: 2014.03.21]
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