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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

SAWIŃSKI

surname
versions/aliases

SOWIŃSKI

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Kamianets diocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.23]

Zhytomyr diocesemore on
www.catholic-hierarchy.org
[access: 2021.12.19]

details of death

Arrested by the Russians prob. in 1920s in unknown circumstances.

Later held in SLON concentration camp on Solovetsky Islands.

In 1931 exiled? to Siberia.

After release returned and ministered, according to some sources, in Dnyepropetrovsk.

Further fate unknown.

alt. details of death

According to some sources in 1939 parish priest in Tashkent in Uzbekistan.

In 07.1939 prob. arrested again by the Russians.

Fate thereafter unknown.

cause of death

extermination

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

1881

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1905

positions held

c. 1917 – c. 1918

vicar {parish: Solobkivtsitoday: Yarmolyntsi rai., Proskuriv/Khmelnytskyi obl., Ukraine, St Joseph Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Ushytsyadeanery name
today: Proskuriv/Khmelnytskyi obl., Ukraine
}

1910 – 1917

administrator {parish: Kytaihorodtoday: Kam'yanets'–Podil's'kyi rai., Proskuriv/Khmelnytskyi obl., Ukraine, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Ushytsyadeanery name
today: Proskuriv/Khmelnytskyi obl., Ukraine
}

till 1910

curatus/rector/expositus {parish: Bartoday: Bar rai., Vinnytsia obl., Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2021.09.17]
, St Nicholas the Bishop and Confessor; church: Vovkovyntsitoday: Derazhnia rai., Proskuriv/Khmelnytskyi obl., Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2021.09.17]
, Exaltation of the Holy Cross; dean.: Mohyliv–Podilskyitoday: Mohyliv–Podilskyi rai., Vinnytsia obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.17]
}

till c. 1906

vicar {parish: Bartoday: Bar rai., Vinnytsia obl., Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2021.09.17]
, St Nicholas the Bishop and Confessor; dean.: Mohyliv–Podilskyitoday: Mohyliv–Podilskyi rai., Vinnytsia obl., Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2021.09.17]
}

till 1905

student {Zhytomyrtoday: Zhytomyr rai., Zhytomyr obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.17]
, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

comments

Possibly identical with Fr Joseph Sawiński.

others related in death

SOWIŃSKiClick to display biography Joseph

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.12.20]
)

Sankt Petersburg (Kresty): Russian prison in Sankt Petersburg where many Polish priests were kept captive. Many of them were also murdered there. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.12.20]
)

Solovetsky Islands: Solovetsky Special Purpose Camp SLON (ros. Солове́цкий ла́герь осо́бого назначе́ния) — Russian concentration camp and forced labour camp, on Solovetsky Islands, in operation from 1923 and initially founded on the site of famous former Orthodox monastery. Functioned till 1939 (in 1936‑9 as a prison). In 1920 the largest concentration camp in Russia. Place of slave labour and murder of hundreds of mainly Christian, including Catholic, priests, especially in 1920s and 1930s. The concept of future Russian slave labour concentration camps system Gulag its beginnings prob. can trace to camps of Solovetsky Islands — from there spread to the camps along Belamor canal (Baltic Sea — White Sea), and from there to all regions of Russian state. From the network of camps on Solovetsky Islands — also called Solovetsky Archipelago — Alexander Solzhenitsyn prob. formed his famous term of „Gulag Archipelago”. It is estimated that tens to hundreds of thousands prisoners were held in Solovetsky Islands camps. In 1937‑8 c. 9.500 prisoners were brought out of the camp and murdered in a number of execution sites, including Sandarmokh and Lodeynoye Polye, including many Catholic priests. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[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: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.05.09]
)

sources

personal:
biographies.library.nd.eduClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.11.14]
, www.genealogia.okiem.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.11.14]
, christking.infoClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2018.09.02]

bibliograhical:, „Fate of the Catholic clergy in USSR 1917‑39. Martyrology”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin

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