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religious status

Servant of God

surname

ZDEBSKIS

forename(s)

Joseph (pl. Józef)

forename(s)
versions/aliases

Juozas

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function

diocesan priest

creed

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

diocese / province

Vilkaviškis diocesemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2018.09.02]

nationality

Lithuanian

date and place of death

05.02.1986

Pajuodupistoday: Šalčininkai dist., Vilnius Cou., Lithuania

details of death

For the first time arrested by Lithuanian Commie–Nazis in 1964.

On 23.11.1964 tried and for children catechesis sentenced for a year in prison.

Held in Łukiszki prison and Rossa Str. prison–correctional camp.

In 1969 Lithuanian Commie–Nazi local government cancelled his „right to practice priestly profession”.

After regaining „right to be a priest” arrested on 26.08.1971 in Prienai parish again.

Again for ministering and catechization of children sentenced for a year in prison (during the trial attempting to get to court chambers Fr Virgil Jaugelis was beaten up by Russians).

Held again in Łukiszki prison in Vilnius and Prawieniszki correctional camp.

From 1972 missionary in Russia — in Altai Krai, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Siberia — among Volga Germans, Lithuanian, Polish prisoners and deportees to Siberia.

From 1972 collaborator and cofounder of clandestine underground „Chronicle of Catholic Church in Lithuania”.

On 23.11.1978 cofounder of Catholic Committee for Defense of Believers.

Permanently followed by KGB agents (up to 115 of them) — by KGB known as „Akiplėša” investigative name.

Accused of common crimes and imputed for morally compromising behaviour (alcoholism, venereal diseases).

In 1980 burnt with unknown chemical substance by „unknown perpetrators”.

Perished in suspicious circumstances —never properly investigated (in 1980s a number of Lithuanian Catholics perishes in „suspicious circumstances”, prob. with active participation of Commie–Nazi KGB agents) — in car „accident” on Kalesninkai–Eišiškės road, n. crossing with road to Valkininkai, n. village Pajuodupis — a GAZ53 truck car rammed in the car he was passenger of.

The driver of passenger car perished as well.

cause of death

murder (?)

perpetrators

Russians (?)

date and place of birth

10.05.1929

Naujienatoday: Marijampolė dist., Marijampolė Cou., Lithuania

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

21.09.1952

positions held

till 1986

parish priest {parish: Rudaminatoday: Lazdijai eld., Lazdijai dist., Alytus Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.13
; dean.: Lazdijaitoday: Lazdijai dist., Alytus Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.13
}

1972 – c. 1976

missionary {Russia – incl. Siberia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan}

from 1970

vicar {parish: Prienaitoday: Prienai dist., Kaunas Cou., Lithuania; dean.: Prienaitoday: Prienai dist., Kaunas Cou., Lithuania}

1966 – 1969

parish priest {parish: Kapčiamiestistoday: Lazdijai dist., Alytus Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.13
; dean.: Lazdijaitoday: Lazdijai dist., Alytus Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.13
}

from c. 1965

priest {parish: Leipalingistoday: Druskininkai dist., Alytus Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.13
; dean.: Lazdijaitoday: Lazdijai dist., Alytus Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.13
}

priest {parish: Alytustoday: Alytus city dist., Alytus Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.06
; dean.: Alytustoday: Alytus city dist., Alytus Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2022.01.06
}

priest {parish: Kaunastoday: Kaunas city dist., Kaunas Cou., Lithuania, St Michael the Archangel}

priest {parish: Vilijampolė–Kaunastoday: Kaunas city dist., Kaunas Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.13
}

from 1953

vicar {parish: Šiluvatoday: Šiluva eld., Raseiniai dist., Kaunas Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.11.13
; dean.: Raseiniaitoday: Raseiniai dist., Kaunas Cou., Lithuania
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.10.25
}

1948 – 1953

student {Kaunastoday: Kaunas city dist., Kaunas Cou., Lithuania, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

others related in death

JAUGELISClick to display biography Wergiliusz, LAURINAVIČIUSClick to display biography Bronislaus, MAŽEIKAClick to display biography Leo

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Pravieniškės: Harsh slave labour (concentration) camp — also a transit camp prior to transfer to other concentration camps — mainly for Poles and Jews in Lithuania organised by Russians, then taken over by Germans and run by Lithuanians (from 11.1943 subcamp of KL Kauen concentration camp). In 06.1941 when escaping from approaching Germans Russians murdered most of its prisoners. Numer of professors of Stephen Batory University in Vilnius (including members of its Theological Department) were held there, as well as clerics and priests from Catholic theological seminaries. On 15.09.1943 more then 100 Polish hostages were brought there — part of reprisals after execution of Polish independence Home Army AK unit (part of Polish Clandestine State) on German agent. It operated as a correctional camp after the end of II World War hostilies and start of Russian occupation of Lithuania as well. (more on: pl.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2013.10.05)

Vilnius (Rossa prison): After end of the II World War and start of Russian occupation of Lithuania Russians appropriated the Visitation Sisters’ cloister and Holiest Heart of Jesus church at Rossa Str. in Vilnius and used them as prison — correctional camp. As such operates till now. (more on: lt.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2018.09.02)

Vilnius (Lukishki): Vilnius prison used both by Russians and Germans. Thousands of Poles were kept there. From 2,000 to 16,000 prisoners were jailed at any time there. In 06.1941, after German invasion, Russians murdered most of the prisoners. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2021.07.04)

sources

personal:
newsaints.faithweb.comClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2021.12.19, lt.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2018.09.02, www.lzinios.ltClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2018.09.02, www.lkbkronika.lkbkronika.ltClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2018.09.02,
original images:
www.bernardinai.ltClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2018.09.02, www.lkbkronika.lkbkronika.ltClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2018.09.02, www.bernardinai.ltClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2018.09.02, www.lzinios.ltClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2018.09.02, www.lzinios.ltClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2018.09.02, www.xxiamzius.ltClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2018.09.02, www.lzinios.ltClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2018.09.02, www.xxiamzius.ltClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2018.09.02, commons.wikimedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpageaccess: 2018.09.02

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