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surname

DIRVELĖ

forename(s)

Anthony (pl. Antoni)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Antanas

religious forename(s)

Augustine (pl. Augustyn)

religious forename(s)
versions/aliases

Augustinas

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function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans, Minorites - OFM)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

nationality

Lithuanian

date and place of birth

03.04.1901

Juodupėnai (Šakiai region, Lithuania)

religious vows

14.09.1925 (last)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

15.07.1928

positions held

friat at Kretinga monastery (1940), f. vicar of the convent in Pajūris in Šilalė municipality (1939‑40), founder of the congregation of Sisters of Holy Virgin of Perpetual Help (1936), f. provincial of Franciscan Lithuanian province (1936‑9), f. rector of St Anthony college in Kretinga (1932‑9) — founder (1931), f. editor of „Sursum Corda” (1936‑9) i „Misijų metraštį” – Eng. „Missionary Year”– (1934‑40) weeklies, f. editor of „Švento Pranciškaus varpelis” – pl. „St Francis Bell” — magazine (1934‑6), f. guardian of the monastery in in Kretinga (1931‑6), f. missionary in USA (1930‑31), f. friar at Kretinga (1929‑30), Žaliakalnio in Kaunas (1928‑9) monasteries, f. theology and philosophy student at Franciscan Theological Seminaries in Wrocław (1924‑8) and Kaunas (1923‑4), in Congregation from 10.09.1921

date and place of death

1948

(SevPechLag labour camp, n. Pechora, Russia)

cause of death

extermination

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World, after start of Lithuanian occupation of part of Polish Vilnius county in 09.1939, after Russian annexation of Lithuania in 06.1940 arrested by the Russian on 12.07.1940 while attempting to cross a newly established German–Russian border to Germany, where his co–brothers from Kretinga monastery already moved. Held in Franciscan St Anthony college building where murderous NKVD set up it HQ. Next taken to Kaunas prison. Repeatedly interrogated and tortured. On 01.04.1941 transported to Moscow. Held in Presnya district prison for a few days and next transported out towards north. Prob. sent to SevPechLag slave labour concentration camp n. Pechora, on Kotlas–Vorkuta railway line. There — prob. at a camp in Kosyu village on the river Kosyu, c. 70 km from Pechora — slaved at forest clearances and railway construction. According to some sources in c. 147 attempted to flee towards Finland. Fate thereafter unknown — possibly captured and then shot dead by Russian guards or bitten to death by camps’ dogs — although 1948 is mentioned as year of death.

alt. dates and places of death

Vorkuta (Komi rep., Russia)

perpetrators

Russians

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

SevPechLag: Founded in 1940 in Pechora in Russian Komi republic center of a number of Russian concentration camps Gułag. Prisoners slaved at, among others, forest clearances and Vorkuta railway line — 457 km lengt. Next prisoners worked at construction of branch lines in Vorkuta and vicinity, including Chalmer–Yu line. In 1950 changed to PechorLag concentration camp that operated till 1959. (more on: www.gulag.online [access: 2018.09.02])

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])

Moscow (Butyrki): Harsh transit and interrogation prison in Moscow — for political prisoners — where Russians held and murdered thousands of Poles. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09])

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:
lt.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.09.02], archyvas.istorijoszurnalas.lt [access: 2018.09.02], www.bernardinai.lt [access: 2018.09.02], old.kretingospranciskonai.lt [access: 2018.09.02]
original images:
www.bernardinai.lt [access: 2018.09.02], www.ve.lt [access: 2018.09.02], www.europeana.eu [access: 2018.09.02], www.bernardinai.lt [access: 2018.09.02], old.kretingospranciskonai.lt [access: 2018.09.02], ofm.lt [access: 2018.09.02]

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