Roman Catholic parish
85 Wiślana str.
Martyrology of the clergy — Poland
XX century (1914 – 1989)
Adolph (pl. Adolf)
Latin (Roman Catholic) Church
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21]
diocese / province
more on: www.catholic-hierarchy.org [access: 2019.02.02]
date and place of birth
Ustyluh (Volhynia oblast, Ukraine)
presbyter (holy orders)/
parish priest of Volochysk parish in Starokonstanyniv deanery (from c. 1923), f. parish priest of Kulchiny in Starokonstanyniv deanery (c. 1920), Narodichi in Ovruch deanary (1914‑8) parishes, f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Zhytomyr (till 1910)
date and place of death
Saratov (Saratov oblast, Russia)
cause of death
details of death
Arrested by the Russians on 01.01.1930. Held in Kharkiv prison. There sentenced by a criminal Russian OGPU Council kangaroo court to 3 years in exile. Deported to Syktyvkar (Ust'–Sisolsk) in Komi rep. Released on 04.01.1933 but with settlement restrictions. Settled in Volsk in Saratov oblast. There on 24.09.1937 arrested again. On 27.10.1937 sentenced to death by the genocidal Special Council NKVD kangaroo court (known as „Troika NKVD”) and murdered in prison by the Russians.
alt. dates and places of death
others related in death
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.
Saratow: Russian investigative and penal prison.
Syktyvkar: Russian investigative and penal prison, in Komi republic, functioning also as a prison for a number of slave labour concentration camps that were established as part of Gułag system.
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])
przegladpolskopolonijny.files.wordpress.com [access: 2014.12.20], ru.openlist.wiki [access: 2019.10.13], christking.info [access: 2018.09.02]
„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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