St Sigismund parish
85 Wiślana Str.
Warsaw archdiocese, Poland
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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland
XX century (1914 – 1989)
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Elisabeth (pl. Elżbieta)
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(Kazakhstan territory)today: Kazakhstan
details of death
Arrested on c. 15.04.1932.
Jailed in Moscow.
There, on 19.06.1932, tried by the murderous Russian political police, the OGPU, in a group trial (known as the trial of Fr Proncketis after the name of the main defendant, but among the defendants were also i.a. Sr Magdalene Gołubiewa and Sr Tecla Łażewnik).
Sentenced to 3 years in exile.
Transported to Kazakhstan.
Fate thereafter unknown.
cause of death
date and place
Šakeliškėtoday: Tverečius eld., Ignalina dist., Utena Cou., Lithuania
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Kazakhstan: In 1930‑39 Russians exiled to Kazakhstan thousands of Poles who after Polish–Russian war in 1920 stayed behind Polish border. In 1939‑40, also later, Russians deported to Kazakhstan (into, among others, Aktiabińsk region) tens of thousands of Poles who slaved virtuallly on „naked” soil. (more on: www.zegocina.plClick to attempt to display webpage
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
Trial of 19.06.1932: Trial conducted on 19.06.1932 in Moscow before the cangaroo court — known as Council — of the murderous Russian political police OGPU (predecessor of the NKVD). Defendants: Fr Augustine Proncketis and the nuns cooperating with him, associated with the St Catherine church in Sankt Petersburg, where Fr Proncketis administered, were accused of " maintaining contacts with French and Vatican representatives, accepting counter–revolutionary literature, passing espionage information, conducting anti–Russian agitation”. Fr Proncketis was sentenced to death (the sentence was not carried out and he returned to Lithuania the following year), while the nuns were sent into exile and their further fate is mostly unknown.
Moscow (Butyrki): Harsh transit and interrogation prison in Moscow — for political prisoners — where Russians held and murdered thousands of Poles. Founded prob. in XVII century. In XIX century many Polish insurgents (Polish uprisings of 1831 and 1863) were held there. During Communist regime a place of internment for political prisoners prior to a transfer to Russian slave labour complex Gulag. During the Great Purge c. 20,000 inmates were held there at any time (c. 170 in every cell). Thousands were murdered. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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