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Martyrology of the clergy — Poland

XX century (1914 – 1989)

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religious status

Servant of God

surname

MENDRIKS

forename(s)

John (pl. Jan)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Jānis

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

congregation

Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary (Marians of the Immaculate Conception - MIC)
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Riga archdiocese
more on: en.wikipedia.org [access: 2013.05.19]

nationality

Latvian

date and place of death

01.08.1953

VorkutLag labour camp
Komi rep., Russia

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, after German attack in 06.1941 of their erstwhile ally, Russians, refused in 1942 to give burial in Ustron village to German officer known from sinful life who died without remorse and was shot by the partisans. Since then — till the end of German occupation and start of another Russian occupation of Latvia in 1944 — in hiding. After the end of World War II hostilities arrested on 25.10.1950 in Jounborne by Russian genocidal MGB (former NKVD). Held in Riga prison. Accused of „founding anti–Russian nationalist gang and anti–Russian propaganda” and on 24.03.1951 sentenced by Russians to 10 years of slave labour in Russian concentration camps Gulag. Held in VorkutLag concentration camp in republic of Komi where slaved in coal mines. On 25.07.1953, after Russian leader Joseph Stalin’s death and execution of the head of MGB Lavrenty Beria, took part in camp’s strike. On 01.08.1951 Russians surrounded the camp with soldiers. Perished as one of c. 42 victims when Russians started to shoot to the prisoners…

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

21.01.1907

Logocki
Kalupe pog., Daugavpils mun., Latvia

religious vows

09.12.1927 (last)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

03.04.1938 (Riga cathedral)

positions held

1948–1950 — parish priest {parish: Jaunbornes}
1948–1950 — parish priest {parish: Elernes}
vicar {parish: Ustron}
vicar {parish: Lamini}
vicar {parish: Kondava}
vicar {parish: Savile}
from 1938 — vicar {parish: Viļāni, St Michael the Archangel}
1933–1938 — student {Riga, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}
till 1933 — religious {Aglona, Religious House}, junior high school student
novitiate {Viļāni, Religious House}
from 1926 — religious {Congregation / Order}

others related in death

LAHS Anthony, PODLEWSKI John, PUDANS Andrew, PUDNIKS Constantine, SKROMANS Anthony, CEBROWSKI Victor, CZUBATY Vladimir, RUDIS Ignatius, RYŁŁO Theodore, WACZYŃSKI Peter, ŻDAN John, GRABLIKAS Paul, LIUTKUS Peter

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

VorkutLag: Russian complex of concentration camps and forced labour camp (part of Gulag penal system), near Vorkuta in Komi republic, created on 10.15.1938 — as a result of the split of larger UktpechLag complex of camps — where Russians held many Poles prisoners. Up to 75,000 (at peak — in 1950‑1 — c. 100,000) prisoners slaved there mainly in coal mines. In the most tragic 1943 c. 15.5% of prisoners held in the camp perished. Total number of victims of Vorkuta camps remains unknown. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09])

Gulag: Network of Russian slave labour concentration camps. At any given time up to 12 mln inmates where held in them, milions perished. (more on: pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09], en.wikipedia.org [access: 2014.05.09])

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:
pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.09.02], pl.catholicmartyrs.org [access: 2018.09.02], pl.catholicmartyrs.org [access: 2018.09.02]
bibliograhical:
„Lexicon of Polish clergy repressed in USSR in 1939‑1988”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin
original images:
lv.wikipedia.org [access: 2018.09.02], pl.wikipedia.org [access: 2021.05.06]

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