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religious status

Servant of God

surname

ŠAMŠONAS

forename(s)

Witold Anthony (pl. Witold Antoni)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Vytautas Antanas

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Poniewież diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2017.11.07]

nationality

Lithuanian

date and place of death

28.01.1961

Imbradas
Zarasai dist., Utena Cou., Lithuania

alt. dates and places of death

23.01.1961

details of death

After end of hostilities of the II World War, started by German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939, after start of Russian occupation in 1945, remained and ministered in Lithuania. Repeatedly interrogated and persecuted by the Russian MGB/KGB. On 28.01.1961 went to his deanery parish in Zarasai. There informed about another summon to MGB/KGB. In the afternoon returned to Imbradas. Led a burial and next went to the church to pray. In the evening was found there by his mother and another parishioner in a pool of blood. MGB/KGB immediately announced that he committed suicide — had wrist slashed and shaving blade in his fingers, but also had bleeding wounds in his head. Then MGB/KGB announced that he fell from a hole in the ceiling… Parishioners did not believe the story. Witnesses claimed that 3 men had been seen speedily leaving the church on the night of murder…

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

17.08.1912

Papilys
Biržai dist., Panevėžys Cou., Lithuania

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1936

positions held

c. 1939–1961 — parish priest {parish: Imbradas; dean.: Zarasai}
till 1961 — administrator {parish: Stelmužė; dean.: Zarasai}
student {Kaunas, theology, Vitold the Great' University (from 1930), University of Lithuania (1922‑30)}
student {Kaunas, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

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camps (+ prisoner no)

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: 2021.05.06], www.xxiamzius.lt [access: 2018.09.02], www.partizanai.org [access: 2018.09.02]
original images:
www.xxiamzius.lt [access: 2018.09.02], www.partizanai.org [access: 2018.09.02]

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