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surname

BLECHMAN

forename(s)

Boleslaus (pl. Bolesław)

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

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

date and place of death

26.01.1938

Vladikavkaztoday: North Ossetia–Alania rep., Russia
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[access: 2022.07.21]

alt. dates and places of death

02.11.1937 (after)

details of death

From 1905, during Tsarist times, member of clandestine Polish society „Macierz Polska” and teacher at clandestine Polish schools.

In 1927‑33 apprehended by Russians many times.

Finally arrested by them — on the basis of denouncement that managed to prepare clandestinely 5 men to Catholic priesthood, including Fr Joseph Kowalski and Fr Andrew Rybałtowski — on 29.08.1933 on the way from Krymok chapel back to Kiev.

On the same day Fr Joseph Woronicz was arrested.

Jailed in Kharkiv.

On 07.12.1933 transferred to Kiev prison.

Accused of „nationalist agitation among Polish population in Ukraine and leading preparations for military campaign against Russian authorities”, of passing information about famine in Ukraine (Great Holodomor) to Polish and Vatican officials.

There on 24.02.1934 tried, together with Fr Woronicz, among others, and sentenced to 3 years of slave labour.

On 18.06.1934 transported to KarLag concentration camp, to Dolinskoye village camp.

On 29.05.1936 released, but on 19.06.1936 exiled to Vladikavkaz.

There on 02.12.1936 arrested again, together with two other priests, Fr John Roth (Volga German) and Fr Anthony Czerwiński, and 6 parishioners.

On 17.08.1937 accused of „membership of counter–revolutionay group and spreading of slanderous rumors about the hardship of the peasantry”.

On 02.11.1937 sentenced to 10 years of slave labour.

Fate thereafter unknown — certainly executed, prob. in Vladikavkaz (the date shown is the date of aforementioned Fr Anthony Czerwiński's execution).

alt. details of death

Murdered during „Great Purge” in Russia.

cause of death

murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

1876

Kalvarijatoday: Kalvarija eld., Marijampolė dist., Marijampolė Cou., Lithuania
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presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1903

positions held

apostolic administrator {dioc.: Zhytomyr}

1930 – 1933

administrator {parish: Kievtoday: Kiev city obl., Ukraine, St Alexander the Pope and Martyr; dean.: Kievtoday: Kiev city obl., Ukraine}

1927 – 1930

vicar {parish: Kievtoday: Kiev city obl., Ukraine, St Alexander the Pope and Martyr; dean.: Kievtoday: Kiev city obl., Ukraine}

administrator {parish: Kievtoday: Kiev city obl., Ukraine, St Nicholas the Bishop and Confessor; dean.: Kievtoday: Kiev city obl., Ukraine}

administrator {parish: Kievtoday: Kiev city obl., Ukraine, Sacred Heart of Jesus; Greek Catholic}

1923 – 1927

dean {dean.: Radomyshl'today: Radomyshl' rai., Zhytomyr obl., Ukraine
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}

1923 – 1927

curatus/rector/expositus {parish: Vyshevychitoday: Vyshevychi hrom., Zhytomyr rai., Zhytomyr obl., Ukraine, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; church: Radomyshl'today: Radomyshl' rai., Zhytomyr obl., Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2021.08.20]
; chapel: Krymoktoday: Radomyshl' rai., Zhytomyr obl., Ukraine, St Anthony of Padua; dean.: Radomyshl'today: Radomyshl' rai., Zhytomyr obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.08.20]
}, based at the chapel in Crimea

1923 – 1927

administrator {parish: Vyshevychitoday: Vyshevychi hrom., Zhytomyr rai., Zhytomyr obl., Ukraine, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; dean.: Radomyshl'today: Radomyshl' rai., Zhytomyr obl., Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2021.08.20]
}

priest {parish: Vyshnivetstoday: Zbarazh rai., Ternopil obl., Ukraine
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[access: 2021.09.17]
, St Stanislaus the Bishop and Martyr; dean.: Kremenetstoday: Kremenets urban hrom., Kremenets rai., Ternopil obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.10.18]
}, prob.

1920 – 1923

parish priest {parish: Byshivtoday: Makariv rai., Kiev obl., Ukraine, Our Lady of the Rosary; dean.: Kievtoday: Kiev city obl., Ukraine}

1918 – 1920

priest {Irpintoday: Irpin city rai., Kiev obl., Ukraine
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; dean.: Kievtoday: Kiev city obl., Ukraine}

c. 1918

parish priest {parish: Kievtoday: Kiev city obl., Ukraine, St Nicholas the Bishop and Confessor; dean.: Kievtoday: Kiev city obl., Ukraine}

1916 – 1917

vicar {parish: Kievtoday: Kiev city obl., Ukraine, St Nicholas the Bishop and Confessor; dean.: Kievtoday: Kiev city obl., Ukraine}

1916 – 1917

chaplain {Kievtoday: Kiev city obl., Ukraine, Imperial Russian Army}

1916 – 1917

military dean {Kievtoday: Kiev city obl., Ukraine, Imperial Russian Army}

1916 – 1917

prefect {Kievtoday: Kiev city obl., Ukraine, 4th gymnasium}

1916 – 1917

prefect {Kievtoday: Kiev city obl., Ukraine, VIII gymnasium}

1916 – 1917

prefect {Kievtoday: Kiev city obl., Ukraine, Vaclava Peretiakowiczowa's gymnasium for Women}

1914 – 1915

administrator {parish: Motovilyvkatoday: Velyka Motovylivka, Fastiv rai., Kiev obl., Ukraine, St Anne; dean.: Kievtoday: Kiev city obl., Ukraine}

1909 – 1914

prefect {Lutsktoday: Lutsk rai., Volyn obl., Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2021.09.17]
, secondary schools}

1906 – 1909

administrator {parish: Volodymyr–Volynskyitoday: Volodymyr–Volynskyi rai., Volyn obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.07.31]
, main parish St Joachim and St Anne; dean.: Volodymyr–Volynskyitoday: Volodymyr–Volynskyi rai., Volyn obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.07.31]
}

1904 – 1905

vicar {parish: Zhytomyrtoday: Zhytomyr rai., Zhytomyr obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.17]
, cathedral St Sophie}

1903 – 1904

student {Sankt Petersburgtoday: Saint Petersburg city, Russia, philosophy and theology, Imperial Roman Catholic Spiritual Academy (1842‑1918)}

1899 – 1903

student {Zhytomyrtoday: Zhytomyr rai., Zhytomyr obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.17]
, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

others related in death

GRZEGORZEWSKIClick to display biography Stanislaus, KOWALSKIClick to display biography Joseph, LUBOWSKIClick to display biography Bronislaus, MARECKIClick to display biography Bruno, MARKUSZEWClick to display biography, RYBAŁTOWSKIClick to display biography Andrew, WORONICZClick to display biography Joseph, CZERWIŃSKIClick to display biography Anthony

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camps (+ prisoner no)

11.08.1937 Russian genocide: On 11.08.1937 Russian leader Stalin decided and NKWD head, Nicholas Jeżow, signed a „Polish operation” executive order no 00485. 139,835 Poles living in Russia were thus sentenced summarily to death. According to the records of the „Memorial” International Association for Historical, Educational, Charitable and Defense of Human Rights ” (Rus. Международное историко–просветительское, правозащитное и благотворительное общество „Мемориал”), specialising with historical research and promoting knowledge about the victims of Russian repressions — 111,091 were murdered. 28,744 were sentenced to deportation to concentration camps in Gulag. Altogether however more than 100,000 Poles were deported, mainly to Kazakhstan, Siberia, Kharkov and Dniepropetrovsk. According to some historians, the number of victims should be multiplied by at least two, because not only the named persons were murdered, but entire Polish families (the mere suspicion of Polish nationality was sufficient). Taking into account the fact that the given number does not include the genocide in eastern Russia (Siberia), the number of victims may be as high as 500,000 Poles. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2016.03.14]
)

Great Purge 1937: In the summer of 1937 Polish Catholic priests held in Solovetsky Islands, Anzer Island and BelBaltLag were locked in prison cells (some in Sankt Petersburg). Next in a few kangaroo, murderous Russian trials (on 09.10.1937, 25.11.1937, among others) run by so‑called „Troika NKVD” all were sentenced to death. They were subsequently executed by a single shot to the back of the head. The murders took place either in Sankt Petersburg prison or directly in places of mass murder, e.g. Sandarmokh or Levashov Wilderness, where their bodies were dumped into the ditches. Other priests were arrested in the places they still ministered in and next murdered in local NKVD headquarters (e.g. in Minsk in Belarus), after equally genocidal trials run by aforementioned „Troika NKVD” kangaroo courts.

Forced exile: One of the standard Russian forms of repression. The prisoners were usually taken to a small village in the middle of nowhere — somewhere in Siberia, in far north or far east — dropped out of the train carriage or a cart, left out without means of subsistence or place to live. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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)

KarLag: Russian concentration camp and forced labour camp n. Karaganda in Kazakhstan. One of the largest in Gulag penal system, operational in 1930‑59 (though even later parts of the camp were used as a new concentration camp and prison). Stretched over 300 by 200 km, centered in Dolinka village, c. 45 km from Karaganda. One of the goals was creation a large food base for the developing coal and metallurgical industries of Kazakhstan. 10,000 to 65,000 (in 1949) prisoners — including women and children many of whom perished — were held in the camp at any one time. In total over 1,000,000 inmates slaved in KarLag over its history. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.10.13]
)

Kiev (Lyukyanivska): Russian political prison in Kiev run by criminal NKVD. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.09.21]
)

Kharkiv (prison): Russian criminal prison where in the 1930s a number of Catholic priests were held prior to being sent to Russian concentration camps.

sources

personal:
przegladpolskopolonijny.files.wordpress.comClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.12.20]
, archive.todayClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.05.09]
, biographies.library.nd.eduClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.02.02]
, slowopolskie.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.02.02]

bibliograhical:, „Fate of the Catholic clergy in USSR 1917‑39. Martyrology”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin

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