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Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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surname

CZYRSKI

forename(s)

Francis (pl. Franciszek)

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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]

date and place of death

29.11.1937

Gomeltoday: Gomel dist., Gomel reg., Belarus
more on
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[access: 2021.09.17]

alt. dates and places of death

1937 (after)

Karaczewtoday: Bryansk oblast, Russia
Bryansktoday: Bryansk oblast, Russia
more on
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[access: 2021.09.17]

details of death

For the first time arrested by the Russians on 28.06.1922 after Russian mounted troops started to shoot at a praying crowd and dispersed them with cat o' nine tail whips.

Released.

Arrested again on 16.01.1930.

From Płoskirów transported to Kharkiv prison and from there to Kiev prison.

On 15.06.1930 brought back to Kharkiv and there, on 27‑30.06.1930, tried in the process of Polish priests.

Accused of „counter–revolutionary activities and spying for Poland” and sentenced to 7 years of slave labour.

Taken first to Kotłas prison and next on 30.10.1930 to Yaroslav on Volga river prison where initially held in cell with Fr Anthony Kurowski and next in strict isolation.

Next on 25.11.1930 transported to Solovetsky Islands concentration camp.

For some time, in 09.1933, held also in KemLag concentration camp.

On 20.01.1937 released and exiled.

Initially settled in Mtsensk, next in Orel and in Karachev (Bryansk region).

Next in 1937 for a few months was ministering in Homel in Belarus.

There was to be arrested by the Russians on 05.11.1937, accused of collaboration with Polish Military Organisation POW and spying for Poland — testified that „labored to save the youth from Soviet influence and educate them in the national–patriotic and religious spirit, instilling love for Poland” — sentenced to death and murdered (prob. 9 km from the city centre, by the road to Chernihov).

alt. details of death

According to other sources perished in Karachev or Bryansk without recovering from camp experiences, in unknown circumstances.

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

06.04.1882

Yarmolyntsitoday: Yarmolyntsi rai., Ternopil obl., Ukraine
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presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1905

positions held

1937

administrator {parish: Gomeltoday: Gomel dist., Gomel reg., Belarus
more on
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[access: 2021.09.17]
, main parish Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary}

c. 1922

parish priest {parish: Felsztyntoday: Hvardiis'ke, Proskuriv rai., Proskuriv/Khmelnytskyi obl., Ukraine, St Adalbert the Bishop and Martyr; dean.: Proskurivtoday: Khmelnytskyi, Proskuriv rai., Proskuriv/Khmelnytskyi obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.27]
}

till 1922

parish priest {parish: Yarmolyntsitoday: Yarmolyntsi rai., Ternopil obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.17]
, St Peter and St Paul the Apostles; dean.: Proskurivtoday: Khmelnytskyi, Proskuriv rai., Proskuriv/Khmelnytskyi obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.27]
}

from c. 1917

parish priest {parish: Orynyntoday: Kam'yanets'–Podil's'kyi rai., Proskuriv/Khmelnytskyi obl., Ukraine, Holy Trinity; dean.: Kam'yanets'–Podil's'kyitoday: Kam'yanets'–Podil's'kyi rai., Proskuriv/Khmelnytskyi obl., Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2021.09.17]
}

1914 – 1917

vicar {parish: Zhytomyrtoday: Zhytomyr rai., Zhytomyr obl., Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2021.09.17]
, cathedral St Sophie}

1910 – 1914

administrator {parish: Orynyntoday: Kam'yanets'–Podil's'kyi rai., Proskuriv/Khmelnytskyi obl., Ukraine, Holy Trinity; dean.: Kam'yanets'–Podil's'kyitoday: Kam'yanets'–Podil's'kyi rai., Proskuriv/Khmelnytskyi obl., Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2021.09.17]
}

1907 – 1910

administrator {parish: Ptichatoday: Pticha hrom., Dubno rai., Rivne obl., Ukraine
more on
uk.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.08.05]
, Holy Trinity; dean.: Dubnotoday: Dubno rai., Rivne obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.27]
}

1906 – 1907

vicar {parish: Volochysktoday: Volochysk rai., Proskuriv/Khmelnytskyi obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.17]
, Holy Trinity; dean.: Starokostiantynivtoday: Starokonstantynów rai., Proskuriv/Khmelnytskyi obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[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}

others related in death

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murder sites
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. According to the records of the „Memorial” International Association for Historical, Educational, Charitable and Defense of Human Rights ” (Rus. Международное историко–просветительское, правозащитное и благотворительное общество „Мемориал”), specialising with historical research and promoting knowledge about the victims of Russian repressions — 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. According to some historians, the number of victims should be multiplied by at least two, because not only the named persons were murdered, but entire Polish families (the mere suspicion of Polish nationality was sufficient). Taking into account the fact that the given number does not include the genocide in eastern Russia (Siberia), the number of victims may be as high as 500,000 Poles. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[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.

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]
)

KemLag: Sub–camp of BelBaltLag concentration camp group in Karelia republik, on the shores of White Sea. Many Catholic priests were held captive there on their way to or from Solovetsky Islands concentration camps. (more on: www.gulagmuseum.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]
)

Jaroslav on Volga river: Harsh Russian prison for political prisoners — so‑called polit–isolator — where dozens of catholic priest were held by the Russians, mainly in 1930s, before sending them to Solovetsky Islands concentration camp.

Kotłas: Russian investigative and penal prison, at the center of a number of concentration camps (among them KolasLag), a the start of Kotlas–Vorkuta railway line.

1839 Kharkiv trials: Series of group trials of Polish Catholic priests ministering in Ukraine, by a so‑called „Troika NKVD”, a Russian murderous kangaroo court that took place in 1930 in Kharkov (among others on 17.05.1930 and 27‑30.06.1930). Most of the priest were sentences to years of slave labour in concentration camps and subsequently sent first to Yaroslav on Volga river prison and next to Solovetsky Island concentration camp.

Kharkiv (prison): Russian criminal prison where in the 1930s a number of Catholic priests were held prior to being sent to Russian concentration camps.

Kiev (Lyukyanivska): Russian political prison in Kiev run by criminal NKVD. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.09.21]
)

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