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St Sigismund parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana Str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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    St Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    St Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    St Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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    St Sigismund parish church, Słomczyn, Poland
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religious status

Servant of God

surname

PETRIKA

forename(s)

John (pl. Jan)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Jonas

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Vilkaviškis diocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2018.09.02]

Sejny diocesemore on
www.catholic-hierarchy.org
[access: 2021.12.19]

nationality

Lithuanian

date and place of death

22.06.1941

Bartninkaitoday: Bartninkai eld., Vilkaviškis dist., Marijampolė Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.06.29]

details of death

During World War I, as a result of the German and Austrian triumph in the Battle of Gorlice at the beginning of 05.1915, the breakthrough of the front and the withdrawal of Russian troops to the east, left Lithuania and together with c. 2–3 million Russians, Poles and other nations — mainly Russian administration of the occupied Poland — moved deep into Russia (the so‑called bezhenstvo).

Stayed in Voronezh, where served as a chaplain in a Lithuanian gymnasium.

After the separatist peace treaty in Brest–Litovsk signed on 03.03.1918 by Germany and Austria–Hungary with Bolshevik Russia, returned to his homeland.

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 forced by Russians to abandon teaching in Gymnasium in Mariampole.

Started to minister as vicar of Lankeliškiai parish.

There after German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, apprehended in his rectory by panic–stricken retreating Russian soldiers and driven out of the village in a car. Murdered 10 km away, in Budavonės forest by nearby Bartniki village — together with his parish priest, Fr Vaclav Balsys, and Fr Justin Dabrila.

All were tortured before death: had crosses carved out on foreheads and chests, among others.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

14.04.1885

Būbleliaitoday: Kudirkos Naumiestis eld., Šakiai dist., Marijampolė Cou., Lithuania
more on
lt.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.07.31]

alt. dates and places of birth

13.04.1885

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

21.04.1908

positions held

1940 – 1941

vicar {parish: Lankeliškiaitoday: Vilkaviškis eld., Vilkaviškis dist., Marijampolė Cou., Lithuania
more on
lt.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.13]
, Holy Trinity; dean.: Vilkaviškistoday: Vilkaviškis urban eld., Vilkaviškis dist., Marijampolė Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.13]
}

till 1940

prefect {Marijampolėtoday: Marijampolė eld., Marijampolė dist., Marijampolė Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.13]
, Rygiškių Jonas Gymnasium}, also: French language teacher

from c. 1914

vicar {parish: Kalvarijatoday: Kalvarija eld., Marijampolė dist., Marijampolė Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.06.29]
, Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Kalvarijatoday: Kalvarija eld., Marijampolė dist., Marijampolė Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.06.29]
}

c. 1910 – c. 1913

vicar {parish: Vilkaviškistoday: Vilkaviškis urban eld., Vilkaviškis dist., Marijampolė Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.13]
, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Vilkaviškistoday: Vilkaviškis urban eld., Vilkaviškis dist., Marijampolė Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.13]
}

c. 1909

priest {parish: Vilkaviškistoday: Vilkaviškis urban eld., Vilkaviškis dist., Marijampolė Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.13]
, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Vilkaviškistoday: Vilkaviškis urban eld., Vilkaviškis dist., Marijampolė Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.13]
}, acting („ad interim”)

till 1908

student {Sejnytoday: Sejny urban gm., Sejny pow., Podlaskie voiv., Poland
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.28]
, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

others related in death

MAZURKIEWICZClick to display biography Vincent, STANKIEWICZClick to display biography Sigismund, TUTINASClick to display biography John, VĖGĖLĖClick to display biography Boleslaus Balys, WITKIEWICZClick to display biography Francis, BALČIUSClick to display biography Valentine, BALSYSClick to display biography Vaclav, BALTRIMASClick to display biography Stanislaus Edward, DABRILAClick to display biography Justin, DAMBRAUSKASClick to display biography Vaclav, DAUGĖLAClick to display biography John, JUKNEVIČIUSClick to display biography Andrew, LAJAUSKASClick to display biography Matthew, NAVICKASClick to display biography John, PAULAVIČIUSClick to display biography Constantine, RACEVIČIUSClick to display biography Paul, STULGINSKISClick to display biography Vaclav, ŠVEIKAUSKASClick to display biography Benedykt, VANAGASClick to display biography Benedykt

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

06.1941 massacres (NKVD): After German attack of Russian‑occupied Polish territory and following that of Russia itself, before a panic escape, Russians murdered — in accordance with the genocidal order issued on 24.06.1941 by the Russian interior minister Lawrence Beria to murder all prisoners (formally „sentenced for counter–revolutionary activities', anti–Russian acts', sabotage and diversion, and political prisoners 'in custody'), held in NKVD‑run prisons in Russian occupied Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia — c. 40,000‑50,000 prisoners. In addition Russians murdered many thousands of victims arrested after German attack regarding them as „enemies of people” — those victims were not even entered into prisons’ registers. Most of them were murdered in massacres in the prisons themselves, the others during so‑called „death marches” when the prisoners were driven out east. After Russians departure and start of German occupation a number of spontaneous pogroms of Jews took place. Many Jews collaborated with Russians and were regarded as co‑responsible for prison massacres. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2021.12.19]
)

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. In a political sense, the pact was an attempt to restore the status quo ante before 1914, with one exception, namely the „commercial” exchange of the so–called „Kingdom of Poland”, which in 1914 was part of the Russian Empire, fore Eastern Galicia (today's western Ukraine), in 1914 belonging to the Austro–Hungarian Empire. Galicia, including Lviv, was to be taken over by the Russians, the „Kingdom of Poland” — under the name of the General Governorate — Germany. The resultant „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 — backed up by the betrayal of the formal allies of Poland, France and Germany, which on 12.09.1939, at a joint conference in Abbeville, decided not to provide aid to attacked Poland and not to take military action against Germany (a clear breach of treaty obligations with Poland) — 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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

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