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XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

LAS

forename(s)

Boleslaus (pl. Bolesław)

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

date and place of birth

1905

Nowy Jork

positions held

newly ordained, completed studies at a Theological Seminary in Poland and was ordained in Poland

cause of death

extermination

details of death

Arrested on 01.12.1927 during an illegal attempt to cross over the border to Poland. Released. On 15.02.1929 arrested again among a group of Catholic priests from Ukraine. Jailed in Vinnitsa prison. Next on 20.09.1929 sentenced to death suspended due to a planned prisoners’ exchange with Poland. Later in 10.1930 sentence commuted to 5 years of slave labour. Moved to Butyrki prison in Moscow. At the beginning of 1932 sent to Yaroslav on Volga river prison. In 11.1932 transported to Solovetsky Islands concentration camp. Kept in criminal prisoners barrack. Maltreated. In 08.1936 moved to BelBaltLag concentration camp. Next back at Solovetsky Islands. There are indications that he broke out in prison and began to write denunciations on inmates, especially priests. Prob. apostate. Fate thereafter unknown.

alt. dates and places of death

(BelBałtLag labour camp, Russia)

perpetrators

Russians

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

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])

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.

Moscow (Butyrki): Harsh transit and interrogation prison in Moscow — for political prisoners — where Russians held and murdered thousands of Poles. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09])

sources

personal:
biographies.library.nd.edu [access: 2014.12.20], pkk.memo.ru [access: 2016.03.14], catholic.ru [access: 2016.03.14], gazeta.zn.ua [access: 2016.03.14]

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