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surname

SZAWDZINIS

surname
versions/aliases

SZAWDINIS

forename(s)

Mieczyslav (pl. Mieczysław)

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Mogilev archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.06.23]

date and place of death

1937

alt. dates and places of death

1938

Bryansk
Bryansk oblast
Smolarzyny
Smolensk oblast

details of death

Arrested by the Russians on 26.01.1927. Soon released. On 05.02.1928 arrested again. On 12.08.1928 sentenced by a criminal Russian OGPU Council kangaroo court to 10 years of slave labour in Russian concentration camps. On 28.08.1928 transported to SLON Solovetsky Islands concentration camp. In 07.1929 moved to Anzer Island concentration camp. Tried in 05.07.1932 process against Catholic priests kept in the northern camp accused of illegally saying Holy Mass. After the process kept in Solovetsky Islands concentration camp. In 1936 released. Went to Bryansk where on 02.08.1937 (according to some sources on 28.06.1938 which seems less likely) yet again was arrested together with Fr Francis Budziński who after release from Solovetsky Islands ministered in Briańsk and a large group of Catholics. Probably sentenced to death by a genocidal Special Council NKVD kangaroo court (known as „Troika NKVD”), as was Fr Budziński, and executed.

alt. details of death

It is possible that after arrested transferred to Smolensk and there murdered, as was Fr Budziński.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

04.09.1895

Daugėliškis
Ignalina dist., Utena Cou.

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1918

positions held

1923–1923 — parish priest {parish: Sankt Petersburg, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; procathedral}
1925–1926 — parish priest {parish: Sankt Petersburg, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; procathedral}
1924–1925 — secretary {Sankt Petersburg, administration, Metropolitan Curia}
1923 — chancellor {Sankt Petersburg, Metropolitan Curia; archdioc: Sankt Petersburg}
professor {Sankt Petersburg, Seminary}
1921–1922 — parish priest {parish: Jamburg}
vicar {parish: Psków}
vicar {parish: Kronsztad}
vicar {parish: Stacja Wyryca}
vicar {parish: Stacja Ligowo}
vicar {parish: Kołpino}
1920–1921 — vicar {parish: Luga, St Nicholas}
1918–1919 — vicar {parish: Sankt Petersburg, Sacred Heart of Mary}
till 1918 — student {Sankt Petersburg, philosophy and theology, Seminary}

others related in death

BUDZIŃSKI Francis, ŻOŁNIEROWICZ Vladislav

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.

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])

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])

Trial of 05.07.1932: Russian trial of Catholic priests held in Solovetsky Islands and Anzer Island, accused of „creation of an anti–Russian group that conducted anti–Russian agitation, clandestinely celebrated Mass and religious rites and maintained an illegal contact with a free worker for purposes of transmitting abroad information of an espionage character about the situation of Catholics in the Russia”. The prisoners were given prolonged sentences in concentration camp and spread them among the various Gułag camps.

AnzerLag: Russian concentration camp on the Anzer Island on White Sea. On the Island, 47 km2, belonging to Solovetsky Islands archipelago, Russians organised one of the first concentration camps in Russia (part of Solovetsky Islands concentratoin camp). In 1930ties c. 32 Catholic priests were held there most of who perished. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20])

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])

sources

personal:
biographies.library.nd.edu [access: 2014.12.20], traditio.wiki [access: 2016.03.14]
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], pbc.biaman.pl [access: 2019.05.30]

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