Roman Catholic parish
85 Wiślana str.
Martyrology of the clergy — Poland
XX century (1914 – 1989)
John (pl. Jan)
Latin (Roman Catholic) Church
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21]
diocese / province
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.23]
date and place of birth
presbyter (holy orders)/
administrator of post–Dominican church in Kamieniec Podolski, f. administrator of Granów parish in Bracław/Bałta deanery (1898), f. dean of Owrucz deanery and parish priest of Wieledniki parish, f. theology and philosophy student at Seminary in Zhytomyr (till 1898)
date and place of death
Proskuriv/Khmelnytskyi obl., Ukraine
cause of death
details of death
In 1908 tried in Owrucz for illegal religious education to children of Pelcza village. Stopped by a group of young Russians in 1935 in Kamieniec Podolski. Hanged upside down on a tree and set on fire. Rescued and hid by local Poles in nearby Surzyńce village and next in Piąta Góra farm n. Kamieniec Podolski. In 04.1936 arrested again and transported to Kiev prison. According to some sources released from Kiev. Returned to Kamieniec Podolski and there perished in unknown circumstances.
alt. details of death
According to other sources sentenced by the Russians to 5 years of slave labour in Russian concentration camps? Fate thereafter unknown.
camps (+ prisoner no)
11.08.1937 Russian genocide: On 11.08.1937 Russian leader Stalin decided and NKWD head, Nicholas Jeżow, signed a „Polish operation” executive order no 00485. 139,835 Poles living in Russia were thus sentenced summarily to death. 111,091 were murdered. 28,744 were sentenced to deportation to concentration camps in Gulag. Altogether however more than 100,000 Poles were deported, mainly to Kazakhstan, Siberia, Kharkov and Dniepropetrovsk. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2016.03.14])
Great Purge 1937: In the summer of 1937 Polish Catholic priests held in Solovetsky Islands, Anzer Island and BelBaltLag were locked in prison cells (some in Sankt Petersburg). Next in a few kangaroo, murderous Russian trials (on 09.10.1937, 25.11.1937, among others) run by so‑called „Troika NKVD” all were sentenced to death. They were subsequently executed by a single shot to the back of the head. The murders took place either in Sankt Petersburg prison or directly in places of mass murder, e.g. Sandarmokh or Levashov Wilderness, where their bodies were dumped into the ditches. Other priests were arrested in the places they still ministered in and next murdered in local NKVD headquarters (e.g. in Minsk in Belarus), after equally genocidal trials run by aforementioned „Troika NKVD” kangaroo courts.
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])
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])
Kiev (Lyukyanivska): Russian political prison in Kiev run by criminal NKVD. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])
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