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St Sigismund parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana Str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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surname

DRABB

forename(s)

Vaclav (pl. Wacław)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Venceslav (pl. Wieńczysław)

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Vilnius archdiocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

Vilnius diocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

Military Ordinariate of Polandmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.12.20]

date and place
of death

04.08.1955

Strubnitsatoday: Piesky ssov., Masty dist., Grodno reg., Belarus
more on
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[access: 2023.01.18]

details of death

After cessation of military conflict of World War II started by German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939, after start of Russian occupation in 1944 arrested by the Russians on 08.02.1948.

Accused of „contacts with members of terrorist bands–groups, hearing confessions of their members, forging their 'sins', terrorist acts against Communist activists, letting his church to be used as shelter for those hiding from Communist authorities”.

For a year held and repeatedly interrogated in Grodno prison.

29.03.1949 sentenced — for „links to clandestine Polish anti–Russian Home Army AK organisation and storing anti–Russian and counterrevolutionary literature, and that while in pre‐war lordly Poland led anti–Russian youth organisation 'Catholic Action'” — by Russian MKG (successor of genocidal NKVD) „troika” (Russian summary court consisting of three henchmen) for 10 years of slave labour at Russian concentration camps Gulag.

The MGB prosecutor however thought the sentence lenient and on 15.04.1949 the trial was reconvened and the new sentence of 25 years in slave labour Gulag camps passed.

Released from camps in 1954.

Returned to his Strubnica parish gravely ill and weak.

His rectory was appropriated by the Russians and turned into a school so he stayed — virtually bedridden — at his former housekeeper house and soon perished.

cause of death

extermination

perpetrators

Russians

date and place
of birth

1889

Romanovtsifarmyard
today: nameless, Bolshoe Mozheikovo ssov., Shchuchyn dist., Grodno reg., Belarus

alt. dates and places
of birth

Bolshoe Mozheikovotoday: Bolshoe Mozheikovo ssov., Shchuchyn dist., Grodno reg., Belarus
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presbyter (holy orders)
ordination

1913

positions held

1938 – 1948

parish priest — Strubnitsatoday: Piesky ssov., Masty dist., Grodno reg., Belarus
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⋄ Holy Trinity RC parish ⋄ Vawkavysktoday: Vawkavysk dist., Grodno reg., Belarus
more on
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[access: 2022.01.06]
RC deanery

1921 – 1938

parish priest — Krasnoealso: Krasnoe on Usha river
today: Krasnoe ssov., Maladzyechna dist., Minsk reg., Belarus

more on
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[access: 2023.01.18]
⋄ Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary RC parish ⋄ Vileyka / Maladzyechnadeanery names/seats
today: Minsk reg., Belarus
RC deanery — also: auxiliary chaplain of the Border Security Corps KOP

from 1919

parish priest — Maladzyechnatoday: Maladzyechna dist., Minsk reg., Belarus
more on
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[access: 2022.01.06]
⋄ St Casimir the Prince and Confessor RC parish ⋄ Vileykatoday: Vileyka dist., Minsk reg., Belarus
more on
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[access: 2022.01.06]
RC deanery

from 1916

vicar — Vilniustoday: Vilnius city dist., Vilnius Cou., Lithuania
more on
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[access: 2022.01.06]
⋄ All the Saints RC parish ⋄ Vilniustoday: Vilnius city dist., Vilnius Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.06]
RC deanery

1913 – 1916

vicar — Halshanytoday: Halshany ssov., Ashmyany dist., Grodno reg., Belarus
more on
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[access: 2022.01.06]
⋄ St John the Baptist RC parish ⋄ Ashmyanytoday: Ashmyany dist., Grodno reg., Belarus
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.27]
RC deanery

till 1913

student — Vilniustoday: Vilnius city dist., Vilnius Cou., Lithuania
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[access: 2022.01.06]
⋄ philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary

murder sites
camp 
(+ prisoner no)

Gulag: The acronym Gulag comes from the Rus. Главное управление исправительно‐трудовых лагерей и колоний (Eng. Main Board of Correctional Labor Camps). The network of Russian concentration camps for slave labor was formally established by the decision of the highest Russian authorities on 27.06.1929. Control was taken over by the OGPU, the predecessor of the genocidal NKVD (from 1934) and the MGB (from 1946). Individual gulags (camps) were often established in remote, sparsely populated areas, where industrial or transport facilities important for the Russian state were built. They were modeled on the first „great construction of communism”, the White Sea‐Baltic Canal (1931‐1932), and Naftali Frenkel, of Jewish origin, is considered the creator of the system of using forced slave labor within the Gulag. He went down in history as the author of the principle „We have to squeeze everything out of the prisoner in the first three months — then nothing is there for us”. He was to be the creator, according to Alexander Solzhenitsyn, of the so‐called „Boiler system”, i.e. the dependence of food rations on working out a certain percentage of the norm. The term ZEK — prisoner — i.e. Rus. заключенный‐каналоармец (Eng. canal soldier) — was coined in the ITL BelBaltLag managed by him, and was adopted to mean a prisoner in Russian slave labor camps. Up to 12 mln prisoners were held in Gulag camps at one time, i.e. c. 5% of Russia's population. In his book „The Gulag Archipelago”, Solzhenitsyn estimated that c. 60 mln people were killed in the Gulag until 1956. Formally dissolved on 20.01.1960. (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 World War II 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 Stanislav 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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)

Pius XI's encyclicals: Facing the creation of two totalitarian systems in Europe, which seemed to compete with each other, though there were more similarities than contradictions between them, Pope Pius XI issued in 03.1937 (within 5 days) two encyclicals. In the „Mit brennender Sorge” (Eng. „With Burning Concern”) published on 14.03.1938, condemned the national socialism prevailing in Germany. The Pope wrote: „Whoever, following the old Germanic‐pre‐Christian beliefs, puts various impersonal fate in the place of a personal God, denies the wisdom of God and Providence […], whoever exalts earthly values: race or nation, or state, or state system, representatives of state power or other fundamental values of human society, […] and makes them the highest standard of all values, including religious ones, and idolizes them, this one […] is far from true faith in God and from a worldview corresponding to such faith”. On 19.03.1937, published „Divini Redemptoris” (Eng. „Divine Redeemer”), in which criticized Russian communism, dialectical materialism and the class struggle theory. The Pope wrote: „Communism deprives man of freedom, and therefore the spiritual basis of all life norms. It deprives the human person of all his dignity and any moral support with which he could resist the onslaught of blind passions […] This is the new gospel that Bolshevik and godless communism preaches as a message of salvation and redemption of humanity”… Pius XI demanded that the established human law be subjected to the natural law of God , recommended the implementation of the ideal of a Christian state and society, and called on Catholics to resist. Two years later, National Socialist Germany and Communist Russia came together and started World War II. (more on: www.vatican.vaClick to attempt to display webpage
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sources

personal:
www.genealogia.okiem.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2018.09.02]
, cathol.memo.ruClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2018.09.02]

bibliographical:
Lexicon of Polish clergy repressed in USSR in 1939‐1988”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin

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