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surname

SZYMAŃSKI

forename(s)

Valerian (pl. Walerian)

function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Kamianets diocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.23]

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

date and place of death

1936

alt. dates and places of death

Smotrychtoday: Dunaivtsi rai., Proskuriv/Khmelnytskyi obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.17]

details of death

Arrested by the Russians in the spring of 1922 together with a group of Catholics accused of „hoarding church valuables”.

Because of old age kept under house arrest.

On 02.09.1922 together with 4 other Polish priests (Fr Felix Lubczyński, Fr Anthony Niedzielski and Fr Richard Szyszko–Bohusz, among them) and a few civilians sentenced in Kamianets–Podilskyi to death.

The sentence thanks to the intervention of Polish consulate in Kharkiv was however commuted to prison term.

After some time ransomed out and released.

Subsequently many times harassed by the Russians.

Finally on 29.09.1927 exiled — together with Fr Marian Jędruszak — for 5 years (he was 79!) from Ukraine.

He subsequently prob. returned to his parish though.

On 09.06.1936 was supposed to be brought to Smotrych from Mukariw Podlesny and to say a Holy Mass.

Three days later was prob. arrested.

Fate thereafter unknown.

cause of death

extermination

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

1848

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

1872

positions held

c. 1920 – c. 1927

administrator {parish: Kam'yanets'–Podil's'kyitoday: Kam'yanets'–Podil's'kyi rai., Proskuriv/Khmelnytskyi obl., Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2021.09.17]
, St Nicholas the Bishop and Confessor; dean.: Kam'yanets'–Podil's'kyitoday: Kam'yanets'–Podil's'kyi rai., Proskuriv/Khmelnytskyi obl., Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2021.09.17]
; Armenian}

c. 1918

resident–mansionaire {parish: Chernivtsialso: Cherniyvtsi
today: Chernivtsi rai., Vinnytsia obl., Ukraine

more on
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[access: 2020.11.20]
, St Nicholas the Bishop and Confessor; dean.: Yampiltoday: Yampil rai., Vinnytsia obl., Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2021.09.17]
}

c. 1904 – c. 1914

dean {dean.: Yampiltoday: Yampil rai., Vinnytsia obl., Ukraine
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}

c. 1894 – c. 1914

administrator {parish: Chernivtsialso: Cherniyvtsi
today: Chernivtsi rai., Vinnytsia obl., Ukraine

more on
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[access: 2020.11.20]
, St Nicholas the Bishop and Confessor; dean.: Yampiltoday: Yampil rai., Vinnytsia obl., Ukraine
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[access: 2021.09.17]
}

c. 1889 – c. 1892

administrator {parish: Voronovytsyatoday: Vinnytsia rai., Vinnytsia obl., Ukraine, St Michael the Archangel; dean.: Haisyn–Bratslav / Bratslavdeanery names/seats
today: Vinnytsia obl., Ukraine
}

c. 1876

vicar {parish: Bratslavtoday: Nemyriv rai., Vinnytsia obl., Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2021.09.17]
, Our Lady of Mount Carmel; dean.: Bratslavtoday: Nemyriv rai., Vinnytsia obl., Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2021.09.17]
}

till c. 1872

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

others related in death

LUBCZYŃSKIClick to display biography Felix, NIEDZIELSKIClick to display biography Anthony, SZYSZKO–BOHUSZClick to display biography Richard, JĘDRUSZAKClick to display biography Marian

murder sites
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]
)

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
[access: 2014.12.20]
)

Trial of 02.09.1922: Trial of 5 Catholic priests in Kamieniec Podolski, accused of objecting to church property being confiscated and of treason. All were sentence to death by the Russians. The sentences were subsequently commuted to prison terms and after Polish representatives intervention and payment of extortion tribute by their parishioners all were let off. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.09.21]
)

sources

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