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05-507 Słomczyn
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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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religious status

Servant of God

surname

GUSTAS

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Juozas Juozapas

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    source: ipn.gov.pl
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function

religious cleric

creed

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

congregation

Society of St Francis de Sales (Salesian Society, Salesians of Don Bosco - SDB)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

nationality

Lithuanian

date and place of birth

19.02.1906

Klišiai (Jurbarkas eldership, Tauragė region, Lithuania)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1933

positions held

administrator of Saldutiškis parish in Molėtai deanery (1938‑46), friar at Congregation’s house in Saldutiškis (1938‑46) — master of novices, f. missionary and teacher at Theological Seminary in India (1934‑7), f. theology and philosophy student at Pontyfical Gregorian University in Rome (till 1933), f. theology student at International Theological Institute in Turin, in Congregation from 1927

date and place of death

13.03.1958

Krasnoyarsk (Russia)

cause of death

extermination

details of death

After German defeat in the II World War started by German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939, after start in 1945 of Russian occupation of Lithuania ministered to Lithuanian partisans. On 25.08.1946 arrested by Russians. Held in Kaunas prison. Accused of collaborating with anti–Russians insurgents who started an uprising when Germans attacked their erstwhile ally, Russians, in 06.1941 and of hiding them — including German collaborators — in Vytėnai Congregation’s house. On 30.11.1946 sentenced to 10 years of slave labour in Russian concentration camps Gulag. In 1948 transported to Russian concentration camp VostUralLag, in Sverdlovsk region. In 1954 deported to Krasnoyarsk region. In 1956 released. Visited Lithuanian but voluntarily returned to Krasnoyarsk where soon perished in unclear circumstances.

alt. dates and places of death

14.03.1958

alt. details of death

According to some sources murdered — prob. poisoned — by local Communists in Krasnoyarsk.

perpetrators

Russians

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

VostUralLag: Russian slave labour concentration camp set up in 05.1942, with administrative headquarters in Tawda, c. 300 to the east of Yekaterinburg (then Sverdlovsk). Operational till at least 1960. At forest clearances and wood processing, at some industrial complexes max. 31,000 prisoners slaved at any one time. (more on: www.gulag.memorial.de [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])

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:
newsaints.faithweb.com [access: 2017.11.07], lt.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.09.02], www.partizanai.org [access: 2018.09.02], www.santiebeati.it [access: 2018.09.02]
original images:
ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02]

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