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  • ROMANOWSKI Venceslaus - C. 1951, prison photo; source: Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, „Lexicon of Polish clergy repressed in USSR in 1939—1988”, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOROMANOWSKI Venceslaus
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  • ROMANOWSKI Venceslaus - C. 1951, prison photo; source: Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, „Lexicon of Polish clergy repressed in USSR in 1939—1988”, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOROMANOWSKI Venceslaus
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surname

ROMANOWSKI

forename(s)

Venceslaus (pl. Wieńczysław)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Vaclav Czeslav (pl. Wacław Czesław)

  • ROMANOWSKI Venceslaus - Cenotaph, churchyard of Blessed Virgin Mary church, Porzecze, source: kresy24.pl, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOROMANOWSKI Venceslaus
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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Vilnius archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

date and place of birth

26.11.1889

Semeliškės (Vilnius county, Lithuania)

alt. dates and places of birth

Kotisz (n. Nowe Troki)
Katysz

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

16.06.1913 (Wilno)

positions held

parish priest of Porzecze parish in Grodno deanery (1936‑51), f. dean of Lida deanery (till. c. 1928), f. parish priest of Hermaniszki parish in Bieniakonie and Lida deaneries (1922‑36), f. vicar of Nowe Troki parish in Troki deanery (1909‑22), f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Vilnius (1909‑13)

date and place of death

1953

Orsha (Vitebsk oblast, Belarus)

cause of death

extermination

details of death

After end in 1944/5 of hostilities of the II World War started by German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939, after start of another Russian occupation refused to accept Russian citizenship: „it’s not possible to turn wolf into a sheep […] I would like to be a Polish citizen and live in Belarus”. On 05.06.1951 arrested by the Russians in his Porzecze parish. Held prob. in Grodno prison. On 19.06.1951 accused „of anti–Russian agitation […] and hoarding of anti–Russian literature; […] of hiding the wife of AK member [Home Army AK — Polish resistance clandestine organisation, active in 1941‑5; part of Polish Clandestine State]; […] of making sermons with anti–Russian content; […] of teaching religion to children in school age”. On 17.10.1951 in Grodno sentenced by a Russian, in a closed–door trial, to 25 years of slave labour in Russian concentration camps Gulag. Transported to Orsza (Belarus) transit prison. There prob. perished.

alt. dates and places of death

23.04.1952

(n. Karaganda, Kazakhstan)

alt. details of death

According to some sources transported to one of the Russian concentration camps Gulag in Kazakhstan and there perished.

perpetrators

Russians

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KarLag: Russian concentration camp and forced labour camp n. Karaganda in Kazakhstan. One of the largest in Gulag penal system, operational in 1930‑59 (though even later parts of the camp were used as a new concentration camp and prison). Stretched over 300 by 200 km, centered in Dolinka village, c. 45 km from Karaganda. One of the goals was creation a large food base for the developing coal and metallurgical industries of Kazakhstan. 10,000 to 65,000 (in 1949) prisoners — including women and children many of whom perished — were held in the camp at any one time. In total over 1,000,000 inmates slaved in KarLag over its history. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2019.10.13])

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])

Grodno: Prison used both by the Russians (in 1920, 1939‑41 and from 1944) and the Germans (in 1941‑4). Thousands of Poles were jailed there.

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:
kresy24.pl [access: 2018.09.02], znadniemna.pl [access: 2018.09.02], cyclowiki.org [access: 2018.09.02], lists.memo.ru [access: 2018.09.02], kresy.genealodzy.pl [access: 2018.09.02], kresy24.pl [access: 2018.09.02]
bibliograhical:
„Lexicon of Polish clergy repressed in USSR in 1939‑1988”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin
original images:
cyclowiki.org [access: 2018.09.02], kresy24.pl [access: 2018.09.02]

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