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surname

GUSTAITIS

forename(s)

Francis (pl. Franciszek)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Pranas

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Telsiai diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

nationality

Lithuanian

date and place of birth

1910

Taurogi

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1936

positions held

parish priest of Viešvėnai parish (1945‑6), f. dean of Taurogi deanery (1945), f. parish priest of Kołtyniany in Taurogi deanery (1945), Poszyle in Rosienie deanery (1941‑5), f. vicar of Taurogi parish in Taurogi deanery (1936‑41), f. philosophy and theology student of Theological Seminary in Telsze (1929‑36)

date and place of death

18.11.1946

Vilnius

cause of death

mass murder

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of the second Russian occupation in 1944 collaborated with anti–Russian, Lithuanian partisans. Provided shelter to some of them. In his sermons argued against Russian occupation atheism. Arrested by the Russians on 17/18.01.1946. Held in Vilnius (prob. Lukishki) prison. On 28.08.1946 sentenced by the genocidal NKVD/MGB to death. Murdered prob. in Vilnius, in NKVD/MGB HQs at Łukishki Square, and buried in a mass grave in Tuskulanum palace (in Zhyrmunt part of Vilnius).

perpetrators

Russians

others related in death

BORYSEWICZ Vincent, TAPPER Nicholas, BALČIŪNAS Vladislav, BEINORAVIČIUS Boleslaus, STASEVIČIUS Adolph

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Vilnius (Tuskulanum): A palace with a surrounding garden in Żyrmunty quarters in Vilnius where in 1940s Russians secretely buried in mass graves bodies of murdered Polish soldiers of resistance Home Army AK (part of Polish Clandestine State), Lithuanian partisans and German collaborators, captured by the genocidal Russian NKVD/MGB organization. In 1990. c. 706 bodies were discovered in the palace. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2017.06.16])

Vilnius (Łuskis Square): In the former Tsarist prison and 1918‑39 Polish Republic voivodeship buildings at Łukiski Square (Ofiarna Str.) Germans in 1941 set up the Gestapo HQ and jail and Russians in 1944 the Vilnius HQ of the genocidal NKVD/MGB organisation. Thousands of Polish soldiers of resistance Home Army AK (part of Polish Clandestine State), Lithuanian partisans and during Russian occupation after 1944 — German collaborators were interrogated and tortured there. In the basements death sentences were carried out. In 1944‑60 alone Russians carried out more then 1,000 death sentences there — some of the bodies were secretely buried in a nearby Tuskulanum palace in Vilnius. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2017.06.16])

Vilnius (Lukishki): Vilnius prison used both by Russians and Germans. Thousands of Poles were kept there. From 2,000 to 16,000 prisoners were jailed at any time there. In 06.1941, after German invasion, Russians murdered most of the prisoners.

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. „The 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 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.org [access: 2015.09.30])

sources

personal:
angelorum.lt [access: 2017.06.16]
original images:
angelorum.lt [access: 2017.06.16], genocid.lt [access: 2017.06.16]

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