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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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surname

KOTAK

surname
versions/aliases

KOTTAK

forename(s)

Francis (pl. Franciszek)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Kamianets diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.23]

date and place of birth

1875

Dubingiai (Molėtai reg., Lithuania)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1903

positions held

administrator of Tinna parish in Ushytsia deanery (c. 1924), f. administrator of Shumbar in Kremenets deanery (from c. 1918), Transfiguration in Yampil (1906‑10) parishes, f. vicar of Letychiv parish (c. 1905), f. administrator of Medzhybizh parish in Letychiv deanery (c. 1904), f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Zhytomyr (till 1903)

date and place of death

08.1937

Roskoyma? (Odessa oblast, Ukraine)

cause of death

extermination

details of death

Numerous times harrased by the Russians. Finally arrested by the Russians on 18.04.1933 when — after epileptic attack— moved to Our Lady of the Rosary parish in Sharivka in Proskuriv deanery. On 19.04.1933 sentenced for 3 years of exile. Sent to Golovan n. Odessa and next to Roskoyma where perished.

perpetrators

Russians

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

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])

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.

sources

personal:
archive.today [access: 2014.12.20], biographies.library.nd.edu [access: 2014.12.20]
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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