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surname

BOGDANOWICZ de ROSCO

forename(s)

Adam Henry (pl. Adam Henryk)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

Armenian Catholic Church
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Lviv Armenian Catholic Archeparchy
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2017.01.21]
Military Ordinariate of Poland
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.12.20]

honorary titles

Minor Canon (Lviv Armenian cathedral)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.11.14]

date and place of death

24.02.1941

Lviv
Lviv obl., Ukraine

alt. dates and places of death

29.11.1940, 24.06.1941, 25.06.1941

details of death

After outbreak of the World War I as a 17 years old youth joined 2. Polish Legionaire Brigade. Wounded during a skirmish at Czerniowce in Bukovina region and released from the army. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the World War II collaborated under nom–de–guerre „Dog” with an emerging Polish clandestine resistance Armed Struggle Union ZWZ organization (part of later Polish Clandestine State), as a member of its Treasury Commission. Arrested by the Russians during the night of 01/02.04.1940 as part of mass arrests of ZWZ members. Jailed in Zamarstynów prison in Lviv (and/or Brygidki prison). Repeatedly interrogated (on 11.04.1940 thrice for 19 hours). Tortured. Had his testes repeatedly crushed and beaten. During the night of 19/20.11.1940 tried in a process of 14 ZWZ leaders and at 02:00 in the morning sentenced by Russians to death. Prob. on 23.02.1941 moved to Łąckiego str. prison in Lviv. There murdered in a mass execution of 13 ZWZ leaders from Lviv district. Among them was Fr John Kisiel as well.

alt. details of death

According to some sources the death sentence was allegedly later commuted to life imprisonment. Kept in Brygidki prison in Lviv. Also possibly temporarily in Łubianka prison in Moscow. During a panic escape of Russians from Lviv resulting from German attack on 20.06.1931 and their rapid advance, refused to leave the prison when students freed part of it and stayed inside helping to open the other inmates' cells. Murdered when Russians temporarily returned and slaughtered the prisoners.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

12.07.1898

Doliniany
Lviv obl., Ukraine

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1920 (Cracow)

positions held

1924–1940 — chancellor {Lviv, Archdiocesan Curia; dioc.: Lviv (Armenian)}
1924–1940 — administrator {parish: Lviv, Armenian cathedral Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary}
confessor {Łódź}
retreat
editor {Armenian scientific monthly, „Gregoriana”}
1924–1938 — secretary {to Joseph Teodorowicz, the Archbishop of the Armenian Lviv archdiocese}, also: chaplain
1923 — chaplain {to Joseph Teodorowicz, the Archbishop of the Armenian Lviv archdiocese}, also: secretary
1927–1935 — parish priest {parish: Horodenka}
1923–1924 — chaplain {Walmer, to Visitants Sisters; Kent, England}
1923 — vicar {parish: Lviv, Armenian cathedral Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary}
1921–1923 — student {Warsaw, philosophy, [University of Warsaw /from 1945/, University — clandestine, underground /1939‑45/, Joseph Piłsudski University /1935‑39/, University of Warsaw /1915‑35/, Imperial University of Warsaw /1870–1915/]}
1921–1923 — librarian {Warsaw, Library of Religious Knowledge; co–creator}
1916–03.07.1920 — student {Lviv, philosophy and theology, Department of Theology, John Casimir University — clandestine, underground (1941‑1944), Ivan Franko University (1940‑1941), John Casimir University (1919‑1939), Franciscan University (1817‑1918)}

others related in death

KANIAK Michael Augustine (Fr Czeslav), KISIEL John, PANAŚ Joseph, AGOPSOWICZ Bogdan, KAJETANOWICZ Dennis (Fr Roman), PRYLIŃSKI Leszek, RZEPKO-ŁASKI Stanislaus

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Lviv (Brygidki): Penal prison. In 1939‑41 Russians kept thousands of prisoners, mainly Poles. In 06.1941 after German invasion Russians murdered few thousands of them in a mass massacre. In 1941‑4 the prison was run by the Germans. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.09.21])

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: 2021.05.06])

Moscow (Lubyanka): Location of a murderous Russian Cheka and next NKVD (later MVD and KGB) and a prison (in the basement, with 118 cells — in 1936 — of which 94 were solitary — altogether at any time up to 350 prisoners were held there and c. 2,857 in 1937) in Moscow at Lubyanka Square where Russians interrogated and murdered many political prisoners. Most of the prisoners after investigations were transferred to other Moscov prisons, e.g. Butyrki. (more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.31])

Lviv (Łąckiego): Prison at Łącki Str. in Lviv. Founded in 1918‑20 by Polish authorities, mainly for political prisoners. From 1935 used as investigative jail. After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after start of Russian occupation Russians — local branch of Russian genocidal NKVD organisation — held thousands of prisoners, mainly Poles and Ukrainians, in prison (then prison no 1). It was also a place of carrying out death sentences passed by Russian summary courts on Poles suspected of participation in Polish clandestine resistance activities. In 06.1941, after German attack on 22.06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, NKVD agents slaugher — during genocidal massacres of prisoners — c. 924 inmates. During German occupation that followed in 1941‑4 the prison’s buildings held German Gestapo investigative jail. It was a place of executions. In 1944‑91, after German defeat and start of another Russian occupation, the building were again used by NKVD (and it successor MVD) as investigative jail and also investigative department. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.10.31])

Trial of 19-20.11.1940: In 03.1940 till 06.1940 Russians arrested in Lviv hundreds of members of an emerging Polish clandestine resistance Armed Struggle Union ZWZ organization (part of later Polish Clandestine State). They were held in Lviv prisons. Tortured (special fame earned Russian genocidal NKVD sadistic member, J. M. Libenson of Jewish origin). 14 of them were tried in Zamarstynów prison during the night of 19–20.11.1940, before a „Troika NKVD” — a murderous Russian court. Prosecuted Mr Nowicki, Ukrainian. All stated that they were proud members of ZWZ. At 02:00 in the morning 13 of them were sentenced to death, among them two priests. One, as a juvenile, got 10 years in Russian concentration camps Gulag (and perished there, prob. in Kołyma). On 11.12.1940 Russian Kiev prosecutors’ office „did not endorse cassation applications” (one of the condemned, Fr Bogdanowicz, wrote his in Polish!). On 21.12.1940 the Criminal College at Supreme Court in Kiev upheld most of the sentences. Finally on 17.02.1941 all sentences were upheld by Russian Supreme Court in Moscow. All condemned in this „trial of the fourteen” were thus executed by the Russians, prob. Katyń style, with a shot to the back of the head. (more on: www.google.pl [access: 2017.01.21])

Lviv (Zamarstiniv): Penal prison no 2 in Lviv. In 1939‑41 Russians organised there an NKVD detention centre and jailed thousands of prisoners, mainly Poles and Ukrainians, interrogating them and torturing. In 06.1941 after German invasion Russians murdered few thousands of them in a mass massacre. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2015.09.30])

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 — 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.org [access: 2015.09.30])

sources

personal:
www.wiki.ormianie.pl [access: 2013.01.26], www.katolicy.eu [access: 2021.05.06], www.polska1918-89.pl [access: 2017.01.21], katolicy1844.republika.pl [access: 2021.05.06]
bibliograhical:
„Trial of the Fourteen”, Ms Elisabeth Kotarska, Volumen, 1998
original images:
www.wiki.ormianie.pl [access: 2013.01.26], www.wiki.ormianie.pl [access: 2017.01.21], www.wiki.ormianie.pl [access: 2017.01.21], www.wiki.ormianie.pl [access: 2017.01.21], www.wiki.ormianie.pl [access: 2021.05.06], www.wiki.ormianie.pl [access: 2017.01.21], www.wiki.ormianie.pl [access: 2014.05.09], ipn.gov.pl [access: 2019.02.02]

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