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Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese
Poland

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XX century (1914 – 1989)

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surname

VANAGAS

forename(s)

Benedykt

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Benediktas

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Telsiai diocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

nationality

Lithuanian

date and place of death

24.06.1941

Kruopiai
Akmenė dist., Šiauliai Cou.

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 and after Russian annexation of Lithuania in 06.1940 and finally after German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, during Lithuanian Uprising of 22.06.1941 organised by Lithuanian Activist Front previously operating from Germany (East Prussia), the Kruopiai village where minister was taken over by the insurgents. Speaking to them begged not to use violence against captured Communists — Lithuanian and Russian. On 24.06.1941 a unit of Russian army unexpectedly returned to the village. Most of the insurgents scattered onto surrounding fields and forests. The parish priest — dressed in civilian clothes — with one of the insurgents attempted to leave the church and hide. Noticed by the Russians was shot dead. Wounded insurgent survived.

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

07.04.1905

Levoberezhnoye/Šakūnai
Królewiec oblast

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1933

positions held

1939–1941 — parish priest {parish: Kruopiai; dean.: Okmiany}
1937–1939 — parish priest {parish: Ubiszki; dean.: Telšiai}
vicar {parish: Retów; dean.: Płungiany}
vicar {parish: Nowe Miasto; dean.: Szyłokarczma}
till 1933 — student {Telšiai, philosophy and theology, Seminary}

others related in death

MAZURKIEWICZ Vincent, STANKIEWICZ Sigismund, TUTINAS John, VĖGĖLĖ Boleslaus Balys, WITKIEWICZ Francis, BALČIUS Valentine, BALSYS Vaclav, BALTRIMAS Stanislaus Edward, DABRILA Justin, DAMBRAUSKAS Vaclav, DAUGĖLA John, JUKNEVIČIUS Andrew, LAJAUSKAS Matthew, NAVICKAS John, PAULAVIČIUS Constantine, PETRIKA John, RACEVIČIUS Paul, STULGINSKIS Vaclav, ŠVEIKAUSKAS 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.org [access: 2014.09.21])

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:
www.partizanai.org [access: 2018.09.02], www.varniai-museum.lt [access: 2018.09.02]
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