Roman Catholic parish
85 Wiślana str.
Martyrology of the clergy — Poland
XX century (1914 – 1989)
John (pl. Jan)
Latin (Roman Catholic) Church
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21]
diocese / province
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]
date and place of birth
Žemguliai (Klaipėda region, Lithuania)
presbyter (holy orders)/
parish priest of Upyna parish in Šilalė deanery (1932‑9), f. parish priest of Adakavas parish in Tauragė deanery (till 1930)
date and place of death
(ChistyunLag labour camp, Altai Krai, Russia)
cause of death
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 1944/5 of Russian occupation of Lithuania arrested by the Russians on 14.08.1949. On 25.02.1950 sentenced by the Russians to 10 years of slave labour in Rusian concentration camps Gulag. From 24.03.1950 held in ChistyunLag concentration camp for invalid prisoners, in Altai Krai. There perished in unknown circumstances.
alt. dates and places of death
Włodzimierz on Klaźma (Russia)
alt. details of death
According to some accounts perished in Vladimir on Klazma river.
camps (+ prisoner no)
ChistyunLag: Founded in 1932 slave labour camp Gulag set up in Chistyinka village, c. 92 km south from Barnaul in Altai Krai. Initially prisoners slaved in local farms. Was part of larger slave labour concentration camps system SibLag. In 1946 transformed into a camp for long term invalids. Housed up to c. 4,000 inmates. Closed down in 1953. (more on: ru.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.09.02])
Vladimir (on Klaźma river): On of the harshest Russian prisons for political prisoners where dozens of catholic priest were held.
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])
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