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Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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  • BROKS Louis, source: www.varaklani.lv, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBROKS Louis
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surname

BROKS

forename(s)

Louis (pl. Alojzy)

  • BROKS Louis - Commemorative plaque, Catholic Gymnasium, Aglona, Latvia, source: okupacijasmuzejs.lv, own collection; CLICK TO ZOOM AND DISPLAY INFOBROKS Louis
    Commemorative plaque, Catholic Gymnasium, Aglona, Latvia
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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

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

academic distinctions

Doctor of Theology

nationality

Latvian

date and place of birth

01.03.1898

Silenieki (Varakļāni county, Latvia)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1921

positions held

professor at Catholic Theology Department of Latvia University in Riga (till 1942), director of Catholic Gymnasium in Aglona and Gymnasium for Girls in Jaunaglona (1941‑2, 1929‑40), f. parish priest of Aglona parish (1932‑40), f. editor of „Friend” (1928‑31) and „Zydūnis” (1931‑3) magazines, f. inspector and professor of profesor Gi Catholic Gymnasium in Aglona and Gymnasium for Girls in Jaunaglona (1925‑9), f. vicar of Viļaka parish (c. 1925), f. PhD theology student in Vienna (till 1925), f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Aglona (1921), Vilnius (1920‑1), Sankt Petersburg (1916‑8)

date and place of death

1943

KL Neuengamme

cause of death

extermination

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09. 1939 and start of the II World, after annexation in 05.1940 of Latvia by Russia, after closure of both Gymnasiums in Anglona and Jaunaglona by the Russians lived in Kurzeme on Baltic sea and in Lēnas village. After German attack in 06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, returned to Aglona. There witnessed mass murders committed by German SS Einsatzgruppen on mental hospital patients and children (544 to 1,000 victims), perpetrated as part of genocidal Aktion T4 program. On 02.12.1941 (according to some sources on 23.08.1941) at Aglona church made a sermon focused on „Thou shell not kill” commandment. Following that in 12.1941 arrested by the Germans for the first time. Released however soon after. In 05.1942 arrested a second time — prob. after an attempt to save a Jewish family whom he took Riga and hid. Held in Riga and Daugavpils. Fate thereafter uncertain. Prob. transported o German concentration camp KL Stutthof and next to KL Neuengamme concentration camp where perished.

alt. dates and places of death

KL Stutthof

alt. details of death

According to some sources murdered in Latvia. According to yet another perished in KL Stutthof concentration camp.

perpetrators

Germans

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

KL Neuengamme: German concentration camp, initially fillial to KL Sachsenhausen, later independent. Prisoners were used as slaves in various munitions factories. On 18.04.1945 Germans started evacuation and forced prisoners into so‑called „Death Marchers”. Some were locked in a few ships in Hamburg port. The port was bombed by Allies and most of the prisoners perished. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2012.11.23])

KL Stutthof: In KL Stutthof (then in Eastern Prussian belonging to Germany, today: Sztutowo village) concentration camp, that Germans started to build on 02.09.1939, a day after German invasion of Poland and start of the II World War, Germans held c. 100‑127 thousands prisoners from 28 countries, including 47 thousands women and children. C. 65,000 victims were murdered and exterminated. In the period of 25.01–27.04.1945 in the face of approaching Russian army Germans evacuated the camp. When on 09.05.1945 Russians soldiers entered the camp only 100 prisoners were still there. In an initial period (1939‑40) Polish Catholic priests from Pomerania were held captive there before being transported to KL Dachau concentration camp. Some of them were murdered in KL Stutthof or vicinity (for instance in Stegna forest). Also later some Catholic priests were held in KL Stutthof. (more on: stutthof.org [access: 2018.11.18], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.07.06])

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:
www.varaklani.lv [access: 2018.09.02], literatura.lv [access: 2018.09.02], katolis.lv [access: 2018.09.02]
original images:
www.varaklani.lv [access: 2018.09.02], literatura.lv [access: 2018.09.02], timenote.info [access: 2018.09.02], latgalesdati.du.lv [access: 2018.09.02], okupacijasmuzejs.lv [access: 2018.09.02], okupacijasmuzejs.lv [access: 2018.09.02]

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