Roman Catholic parish
85 Wiślana str.
Martyrology of the clergy — Poland
XX century (1914 – 1989)
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)/
parish priest of Stara Uszyca parish (c. 1924‑31) — minister at Sokolec and Zamiechów villages among others, f. parish priest of Żwańczyk (c. 1922), Stara Uszyca (c. 1918) parishes, f. minister of Zasław parish (c. 1914), f. administrator of Łabuń parish in Zasław deanery (1902‑10), f. vicar of a parish in Kamieniec Podolski deanery, f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Zhytomyr (till 1897)
date and place of death
cause of death
details of death
Twice arrested by the Russians in 1922 in Żwańczyk — in relation to the robbery of church valuables ordered at the time by the Russians. Both times released after serving short sentences. Arrested again on c. 10‑20.01.1930. At the beginning of 1931 sentenced to 3 years of slave labour. Deported to UkhtPechLag concentration camp (Gulag). Released on 11.03.1933 but exiled for 3 years to Siberia. There — prob. in Kotlas or one of the KotlasLag concentration camps (Gulag) — perished in unknown circumstances.
alt. dates and places of death
camps (+ prisoner no)
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.
KotlasLag: Set of c. 10 Russian concentration camps and forced labour camps (part of Gulag penal system), centered in Kotłas n. Arkhangelsk. Place of slave labour, among others at railway construction, and murder of thousands of Polish prisoners. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14], www.gulagmuseum.org [access: 2014.11.14])
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])
UkhtPechLag: Russian complex of concentration camps founded in 1931 in Komi rep. as a result of discovery of oil reserves in Izhma river basin with headquarters in Chibyu (Ukhta) village. Later radium was discovered in the water from wells (most radium–rich water in the world). In 1930s additional oil and gas fields were discovered. All mining and processing was done by the prisoners. As a result of expanding prisoner base on 10.15.1938 UktpechLag was divided into four concentration camps’ complexes: Ukhtizhemlag (50,000 km2) with HQ in Chibyu (Ukhta), VorkutLag, Sevzheldorlag and UstVymlag. (more on: www.gulagmuseum.org [access: 2014.11.22])
Uchta: Local capital of a series of Russian concentration camps and forced labour camps — among others in diamond mines and at oil production — part of GULAG penal system, in the Komi republic (beyond Arctic Circle) — such as Uchpechłag, VorkutLag, Inta, Uchwymlag, Uchtiżemlag, Sieżeldor forced labour camps. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.08.17])
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])
przegladpolskopolonijny.files.wordpress.com [access: 2014.12.20], biographies.library.nd.edu [access: 2014.12.20], www.pan-ol.lublin.pl [access: 2014.12.20], ru.openlist.wiki [access: 2019.02.02]
„Fate of the Catholic clergy in USSR 1917‑39. Martyrology”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin
www.russiacristiana.org [access: 2014.12.20], ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02]
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