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Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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surname

DUNIN-WĄSOWICZ

forename(s)

Bronislaus (pl. Bronisław)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Zhytomyr diocese
more on: www.catholic-hierarchy.org [access: 2019.02.02]

date and place of birth

27.04.1898

Stara Huta - Polivska Huta (Khoroshiv reg., Ukraine)

alt. dates and places of birth

Koszelówka (Zhytomyr county)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1922 (Łuck (obw. Wołyń, Ukraina))

positions held

administrator of Makarów parish (1923‑6), f. administrator of Michałówka parish (1922‑3) — ministerd in Wieledniki and Uszomierz as well, f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Gniezno 1920‑2) and Zhytomyr (till 1919)

date and place of death

18.01.1938

Krasnoyarsk (Russia)

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

After ordination clandestinely crossed Polish–Russian border and returned to his homeland diocese. In 1925 fined by the Russians for baptising a child before registration in the state’s office. For the first time arrested on 29.05.1926. Held prob. in Kiev prison. Accused of spreading Polish propaganda, anti–Russian agitation and illegally crossing Russian–Polish border. Prob. released in 12.1926 but in 01.1927 arrested again. On 27.01.1927 sentenced to years 3 of slave labour. Transported to concentration camps in Solovetsky Islands. Slaved in KemLag camp. In 1929 released but forced to spend 3 years in exile in Siberia. Left out in Kirensk n. Irkuck. In 03.1931 arrested again and on 12.06.1931 jailed in Irkutsk prison. On 01.02.1932 transported to Krasnoyarsk prison. In 06.1933 released. On 06.07.1933 deported to Pirowskoye in Krasnoyarsk Krai. Soon in 05.1935 arrested yet again and held for 10 months in Krasnoyarsk prison. Released but on 31.03.1936 yet again arrested. Transferred to Novosibirsk prison. Accused of membership of Polish Military Organisation POW and spying for Poland. On 24.06.1936 sentenced to 10 years of slave labour. In 08.1936 released, totally exhausted and sick with tuberculosis. There is a version that returned to Podole, to Zhytomyr, without any citizens rights. For a time was to stay in Woroneż and next in Rostov on Don river, but after a fortnight expelled back to Siberia. In 08.1937 arrested for the last time. Again accused of membership of Polish Military Organisation POW (a clandestine Polish organization in Russia active during I World War in 1914‑8). On 04.01.1938 in Krasnoyarsk tried again and sentenced to death together with Fr Jerome Cerpento. Murdered by the Russians.

perpetrators

Russians

others related in death

CERPENTO Jerome

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. 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.

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])

KrasLag: Russian concentration camp and forced labour camp (part of Gulag penal system), centered in Krasnoyarsk. (more on: www.gulagmuseum.org [access: 2014.09.21])

TayshetLag: In Tajszet, in Irkuck region in Siberia, there was a number of GULAG camps — among them OzerLag and Angartroy — where prisoners slaved mainly at forest clearances. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.10], www.taishet.ru [access: 2013.08.10])

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.org [access: 2014.12.20])

BelbaltLag: White Sea‑Baltic Sea camp — Russian concentration camp and forced slave labour camp (part of Gulag penal system), on White Sea coast, with headquarters in Medvezhyegorsk. The prisoners slaved and Bielomor canal construction. Up to 25,000 perished. (more on: www.gulagmuseum.org [access: 2014.05.09], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09])

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.org [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: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09])

sources

personal:
katolicy1844.republika.pl [access: 2014.12.20], www.monitor-press.com [access: 2019.02.02], biographies.library.nd.edu [access: 2014.12.20], pallotyni.kiev.ua [access: 2015.09.30]
bibliograhical:
„Fate of the Catholic clergy in USSR 1917‑39. Martyrology”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin
original images:
www.monitor-press.com [access: 2019.02.02], ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02]

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