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surname

KOŁTUNIUK

forename(s)

Myron John (pl. Miron Jan)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Myron Ivan (pl. Miron Iwan)

function

eparchial priest

creed

Ukrainian Greek Catholicmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Przemyśl eparchymore on
pl.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

nationality

Ukrainian

date and place of death

28.07.1943

Żukówtoday: Cieszanów gm., Lubaczów pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.08.20]

details of death

At the beginning of the World War I arrested in 08.1914 by the Austrian and accused of shooting an Austrian army soldier (of Czech nationality who apparently shot himself to avoid further service).

Held in Cieszanów prison.

Released but soon on 13.09.1914 arrested again by the Austrian in Krzeczowice n. Przeworsk during an escape west from advancing Russian troops and interned in IL Thalerhof internment camp.

Released after a month, on 07.10.1914, thanks to intervention of high placed Ukrainian authorities.

Next drafted as a chaplain of 30th Regiment of Austro–Hungarian army.

During Polish–Russian war of 1918‑9 chaplain of Ukrainian Galician Army UGA.

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of Russian occupation, collaborated — according to Polish sources — with German occupiers and helped to point out Poles selected for forced labour in Germany.

Executed after death sentence was passed on him by the clandestine Special Military Court of Polish resistance Home Army AK (part of Polish Clandestine State).

According to Ukrainian sources perished during the partisan attack on his rectory and robbery.

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Poles

date and place of birth

19.01.1885

Komarnotoday: Horodok rai., Lviv obl., Ukraine
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presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

22.12.1912 (Greek Catholic Przemyśl cathedral)

positions held

1936 – 1943

dean {parish: Cieszanówtoday: Cieszanów gm., Lubaczów pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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}

1926 – 1943

parish priest {parish: Żukówtoday: Cieszanów gm., Lubaczów pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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; dean.: Cieszanówtoday: Cieszanów gm., Lubaczów pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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}

1925 – 1926

vicar {parish: Żukówtoday: Cieszanów gm., Lubaczów pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.08.20]
; dean.: Cieszanówtoday: Cieszanów gm., Lubaczów pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2020.11.20]
}

1925

vicar {parish: Vovche Verkhnetoday: Vovche, Turka rai., Lviv obl., Ukraine; dean.: Zhukotyntoday: Turka rai., Lviv obl., Ukraine}

1925

administrator {parish: Nowosielce–Gniewosztoday: Nowosielce, Zarszyn gm., Sanok pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2022.01.22]
; dean.: Bukowskotoday: Bukowsko gm., Sanok pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.10.09]
}

1925

administrator {parish: Jurowcetoday: Sanok gm., Sanok pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2022.01.16]
; dean.: Sanoktoday: Sanok urban gm., Sanok pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.10.09]
}

1919 – 1925

administrator {parish: Olszanytoday: Krasiczyn gm., Przemyśl pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2022.01.16]
; dean.: Przemyśltoday: Przemyśl city pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.04.01]
}

1913 – 1914

vicar {parish: Lubliniecalso: Stary Lubliniec
today: Cieszanów gm., Lubaczów pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland

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; dean.: Lubaczówtoday: Lubaczów urban gm., Lubaczów pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2020.11.20]
}

1912 – 1913

vicar {parish: Sebechivtoday: Sokal rai., Lviv obl., Ukraine; dean.: Belztoday: Sokal rai., Lviv obl., Ukraine
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[access: 2020.11.15]
}

1909 – 1910

student {Przemyśltoday: Przemyśl city pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.04.01]
, philosophy and theology, Greek Catholic Theological Seminary}

1906 – 1909

student {Lvivtoday: Lviv city rai., Lviv obl., Ukraine
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[access: 2022.01.16]
, philosophy and theology, Greek Catholic Theological Seminary}

married two children

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Slave labour in Germany: During II World War Germans forced c. 15 million people to do a slave forced labour in Germany and in the territories occupied by Germany. In General Governorate the obligation to work included Poles from 14 to 60 years old. On the Polish territories occupied and incorporated into Germany proper obligation was forced upon children as young as 12 years old — for instance in Warthegau (Eng. Greater Poland). (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2017.11.07]
)

General Governorate: A separate administrative territorial region set up by the Germans in 1939 after defeat of Poland, which included German‑occupied part of Polish territory that was not directly incorporate into German state. Created as the result of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, in a political sense, was to recreate the German idea of 1915 (after the defeat of the Russians in the Battle of Gorlice in 05.1915 during World War I) of establishing a Polish enclave within Germany (also called the General Governorate at that time). It was run by the Germans till 1945 and final Russian offensive, and was a part of so–called Big Germany — Grossdeutschland. Till 31.07.1940 formally known as Germ. Generalgouvernement für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete (Eng. General Governorate for occupied Polish territories) — later as simply niem. Generalgouvernement (Eng. General Governorate). From 07.1941 expanded to include district Galicia. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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)

Ribbentrop-Molotov: Genocidal Russian–German alliance pact between Russian leader Joseph Stalin and German leader Adolf Hitler signed on 23.08.1939 in Moscow by respective foreign ministers, Mr. Vyacheslav Molotov for Russia and Joachim von Ribbentrop for Germany. The pact sanctioned and was the direct cause of joint Russian and German invasion of Poland and the outbreak of the II World War in 09.1939. In a political sense, the pact was an attempt to restore the status quo ante before 1914, with one exception, namely the „commercial” exchange of the so–called „Kingdom of Poland”, which in 1914 was part of the Russian Empire, fore Eastern Galicia (today's western Ukraine), in 1914 belonging to the Austro–Hungarian Empire. Galicia, including Lviv, was to be taken over by the Russians, the „Kingdom of Poland” — under the name of the General Governorate — Germany. The resultant „war was one of the greatest calamities and dramas of humanity in history, for two atheistic and anti–Christian ideologies — national and international socialism — rejected God and His fifth Decalogue commandment: Thou shall not kill!” (Abp Stanislaus Gądecki, 01.09.2019). The decisions taken — backed up by the betrayal of the formal allies of Poland, France and Germany, which on 12.09.1939, at a joint conference in Abbeville, decided not to provide aid to attacked Poland and not to take military action against Germany (a clear breach of treaty obligations with Poland) — were on 28.09.1939 slightly altered and made more precise when a treaty on „German–Russian boundaries and friendship” was agreed by the same murderous signatories. One of its findings was establishment of spheres of influence in Central and Eastern Europe and in consequence IV partition of Poland. In one of its secret annexes agreed, that: „the Signatories will not tolerate on its respective territories any Polish propaganda that affects the territory of the other Side. On their respective territories they will suppress all such propaganda and inform each other of the measures taken to accomplish it”. The agreements resulted in a series of meeting between two genocidal organization representing both sides — German Gestapo and Russian NKVD when coordination of efforts to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and Polish leading classes (in Germany called Intelligenzaktion, in Russia took the form of Katyń massacres) where discussed. Resulted in deaths of hundreds of thousands of Polish intelligentsia, including thousands of priests presented here, and tens of millions of ordinary people,. The results of this Russian–German pact lasted till 1989 and are still in evidence even today. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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)

Polish-Ukrainian war of 1918—9: One of the wars for borders of the newly reborn Poland. At the end of 1918 on the former Austro–Hungarian empire’s territory, based on the Ukrainian military units of the former Austro–Hungarian army, Ukrainians waged war against Poland. In particular attempted to create foundation of an independent state and attacked Lviv. Thanks to heroic stance of Lviv inhabitants, in particular young generation of Poles — called since then Lviv eaglets — the city was recaptured by Poles and for a number of months successfully defended against furious Ukrainian attacks. In 1919 Poland — its newly created army — pushed Ukrainian forces far to the east and south, regaining control over its territory. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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)

IL Thalerhof: Internment camp (Germ. Interniertenlager Thalerhof) for Rusyns and Lemkovs for Galicia and Bukovina, accused of „ Moscow sympathies”, set up by Austro–Hungarian Empire in war with Russian Empire, built n. Graz in Austria (on the lands Graz airport today is located on), and operational during I World War, from 04.09.1914 to c. 10.05.1917. Altogether 14,000 – 20,000, including more than 350 priest of Greek Catholic Church — prisoner were held captive. Prisoners were subjected to very harsh, inhumane conditions. During first year there were no barracks and internees had to sleep on the ground. Typhus and cholera outbreaks were noted. Austrians recorded 1.757 death cases. Other sources claim 3,000. Executions were also carried out there. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

sources

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, talergof.org.uaClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2020.04.04]

bibliograhical:, „Clergy of Przemyśl Eparchy and Apostolic Exarchate of Lemkivshchyna”, Bogdan Prach, Ukrainian Catholic University Publishing House, Lviv 2015,
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