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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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surname

KLEMCZYŃSKI

forename(s)

Sigismund (pl. Zygmunt)

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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

20.06.1891

Kamianets-Podilskyi (Proskuriv oblast, Ukraine)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1915

positions held

parish priest of Korostyshiv (1931‑4), Korosten (from 1929) parishes, f. administrator of Krymok, Toporysche (c. 1930), Khoroshiv, Horbuliv, Buchki, Borshchakhivka in Skvira deanery, Pohrebyshche in Berdychiv deanery (till 1927), Rakhmanovka? (from 1924), Dovbish? (1922‑4), Horodnytsia in Korets deanery (1920‑2) parishes, f. minister in Kielce (1920), f. administrator of Mlyniv n. Dubno (1919‑20), Sokul in Lutsk deanery, Wishenki (1917‑9), Novyi Zavod n. Dovbish (1917) parishes, f. vicar of Satanów parish (1917), f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Zhytomyr (till 1915)

date and place of death

24.09.1937

(UkhtPechLag labour camp, Izhma reg., Komi rep., Russia)

cause of death

extermination

details of death

At the begining of 1920 during Polish–Russian war of 1920 left Mlyniv and moved for short time to Lutsk. Returned to his parish during Polish military forray to Kiev. In c. 05.1920 again left his parish together with Polish troops withdrawing under Russian pressure. Reached Lublin and then Warsaw. After Russian defeat in Warsaw batte in 08.1920 for a time ministered in Kielce. Next returned to Mlyniv then back under Polish control. Almost immediately afterwards took over Horodnitsya parish n. Volhynia Novogrod, that till 1921, till Riga truce ending Polish–Russian war, was under Polish control. When Russians returned left with Polish troops to Poland, but on instructions of his bishop, Bp Ignatius Dub–Dubowski crossed over back to his parish, since then in Russia. Already in 12.1921 accused by the Russians of „counter–revolutionary activities”: no legal steps followed however. Similarly in 1924. For the first time arrested by the Russians in Korostyshiv and tried in 1932. Released. Arrested again on 29.07.1935 in Korostyshiv. Accused of illegal entry into Russian Ukraine, membership of fascist counter–revolutionary organisation of Roman Catholic and Greek Catholic priests in the right–bank Ukraine, conducting counter–revolutionary and nationalistic propaganda among youth, usage of foreign national symbols during religious celebrations (religious standards with Polish texts). Tried in Kiev in a mass trial of 19 Catholic, including 8 Catholic priests. Did not plead guilty. On 14.05.1936 sentenced to 5 years of slave labour in Russian concentration camps Gulag. Held in Sergiyev Posad (then Zagorsk) prison. On 05.07.1936 transported to the Russian slaved labour concentration camp UkhtPechLag. There, in of the subcamps, perished.

alt. dates and places of death

24.07.1937

perpetrators

Russians

others related in death

BRAWER Stanislaus, JACHNIEWICZ Stanislaus, SZCZEPANIUK Nicholas, WELIK Paul

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.

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])

Trial of 14.05.1936: Trial of 19 Catholics, including four women and eight Catholic priests: Fr Stanislaus Brawer, Fr. Stanislaus Jachniewicz, Fr Roman Jankowski, Fr Sigismunt Klemczyński, Fr Joseph Koziński, Fr Alois Schönfeld, Fr Peter Welik and Greek–Catholic Fr Nicholas Szczepaniuk, the last Catholic pastors ministering in Zhytomyr vicinity, held in Kiev. They were accused of „counter–revolutionary activities”, „remaining in touch with counter–revolutionary representative of foreign centers”, „usage of Polish national banners during religious festivities” and „membership of fascist counter–revolutionary roman–catholic and greek–catholic priests’ organization in the Western Ukraine”. The genocidal Russian summary court, so–called „Troika NKVD”, sent most for many years to Russian concentration camps Gulag. (more on: history.org.ua [access: 2019.02.02])

Kiev (Lyukyanivska): Russian political prison in Kiev run by criminal NKVD. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])

Zhytomyr (prison): Russian investigative prison known for cruel interrogation methods used by the Russians. Execution site as well.

sources

personal:
archive.today [access: 2014.12.20], biographies.library.nd.edu [access: 2014.12.20], ru.openlist.wiki [access: 2019.02.02]
bibliograhical:
„Fate of the Catholic clergy in USSR 1917‑39. Martyrology”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin
original images:
www.russiacristiana.org [access: 2014.12.20], ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02]

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