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surname

SUCHY

forename(s)

Michael (pl. Michał)

function

eparchial priest

creed

Ukrainian Greek Catholicmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

diocese / province

Przemyśl eparchymore on
pl.wikipedia.org
[access: 2013.05.19]

nationality

Ukrainian

date and place of death

1947

SibLag labour campGULAG slave labour camp network
today: n. Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk oblast, Russia

details of death

After German and Russian invasion of Poland in 09.1939 and start of the II World War, collaborated — according to Polish sources — with Ukrainian military organization OUN/UPA, responsible for Volyn genocide.

After the end of military hostilities of the II World War, after start in 1944 of another Russian occupation (Bieszczady region and Ustrzyki Dolne were part of Russian occupied Ukraine till 1951), refused in 1945 to sign so‑called „initiative group” manifesto, advocating incorporation of Greek Catholic Church into Russian Orthodox Church (that materialized during so‑called Lviv pseudo–council on 08—10.03.1946 when Russians formally „liquidated” Greek Catholic Church robbing it of its possessions and passing it to Orthodox Church).On 23.04.1945 arrested by agents of Russian genocidal NKVD organization) from Drohobych oblast.

Held prob. in Drohobych investigative prison.

Accused of, among others, that „during German occupation […] was a trustee of UCK [i.e.

Ukrainian Central Committe, collaborating with Germans][…], and as such supported the acts of occupying regime, […] took an active part in tax committee, made public appeals for support of German authorities”.

On 13.07.1945 sentenced by a Russian military NKVD kangaroo court from Drohobych to 10 years of slave labour in Russian concentration camps Gulag.

Prob. held in SibLag concentration camp n. Novosibirsk where perished.

cause of death

extermination

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

07.11.1894

Ostrówtoday: Radymno gm., Jarosław pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

09.03.1924 (Greek Catholic Przemyśl cathedral)

positions held

1928 – 1945

parish priest {parish: Łobozew Górnytoday: Ustrzyki Dolne gm., bieszczadzki pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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; dean.: Ustrzyki Dolnetoday: Ustrzyki Dolne gm., Bieszczady pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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}

1925 – 1928

administrator {parish: Łobozew Górnytoday: Ustrzyki Dolne gm., bieszczadzki pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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; dean.: Ustrzyki Dolnetoday: Ustrzyki Dolne gm., Bieszczady pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
more on
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[access: 2021.10.09]
}

c. 1922

student {Przemyśltoday: Przemyśl city pow., Subcarpathia voiv., Poland
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[access: 2021.04.01]
, philosophy and theology, Greek Catholic Theological Seminary}

student {Lvivtoday: Lviv city rai., Lviv obl., Ukraine
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[access: 2022.01.16]
, philosophy and theology, Greek Catholic Theological Seminary}

married five children

others related in death

KOZIJClick to display biography Constantine, LISZCZYŃSKIClick to display biography Joseph, MAŚLANIKClick to display biography John, HAWRYSZKIEWICZClick to display biography Elias

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

SibLag: Russian concentration camp and forced labour camp (part of Gulag penal system) in Syberia. Founded in 1929. One the largest — initially spread over large area from Omsk to Krasnoiarsk, as matter of fact whole Western Siberian Plain, next subdivided and limited to Novosibirsk, Tomsk and Kemerovo oblasts. Headquarters were in Mariinsk in Kemerovo oblast (for a time also in Novisibirisk), where a central camp for invalids was also operational. Up to 80,000 inmates were held in SibLag (in 1942). Prisoners slaved at railroad construction, forestry, carpentry and in coal mines, and other industrial branches. Closed down in c. 1960. (more on: www.gulagmuseum.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[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: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.05.09]
)

Drohobych (prisons): Before the outbreak of the II World War in 09.1939 a criminal prison functioned at Drohobych Truskawiecka Str. where c. 1,200‑1,500 inmates were held. After the start in 09.1939 of the first Russian occupation a new jail run by Russian NKVD genocidal organization was opened at Striyska Str. (by regional NKVD headquarters). There in 06.1941, after German attack of their erstwhile ally, Russians, NKVD perpetrated a genocidal massacre of prisoners. After German defeat and start in 1944 of another Russian occupation NKVD returned to the same buildings and again opened their jail, where hundreds and thousands of people suspected of not supporting Russia were held and interrogated. The jail was closed in 1959. The prison at Truskawiecka Str. however remained open throughout the II World War, both during Russian and German occupations, stayed open after the end of military hostilities and operates till today. (more on: btx.home.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2020.04.04]
)

Genocidium Atrox: In 1939‑47, especially in 1943‑4, independent Ukrainian units, mainly belonging to genocidal Ukrainian organizations OUN (political arm) and UPA (military arm), supported by local Ukrainian population, murdered — often in extremely brutal way — in Volyn and surrounding regions of pre‑war Poland, from 130,000 to 180,000 Poles, all civilians: men, women, children, old and young. Polish–Ukrainian conflict that openly emerged during and after I World War (in particular resulting in Polish–Ukrainian war of 1918‑9), that survived and even deepened later when western Ukraine became a part Poland, exploded again after the outbreak of the II World War in 09.1939. During Russian occupation of 1939‑41, when hundreds of thousands of Poles were deported into central Russia, when tens of thousands were murdered (during so‑called Katyń massacres, among others), this open conflict had a limited character, helped by the fact that at that time Ukrainians, Ukrainian nationalists in particular, were also persecuted by the Russians. The worst came after German–Russian war started on 22.06.1941 and German occupation resulted. Initially Ukrainians supported Germans (Ukrainian police was initiated, Ukrainians co—participated in extermination of the Jews and were joining army units fighting alongside Germans). Later when German ambivalent position towards Ukraine became apparent Ukrainians started acting independently. And in 1943 one of the units of aforementioned Ukrainian OUN/UPA organization, in Volyn, started and perpetrated a genocide of Polish population of this region. In mere few weeks OUN/UPA murdered, with Germans passively watching on the sidelines, more than 40,000 Poles. This strategy was consequently approved and adopted by all OUN/UPA organisations and similar genocides took place in Eastern Lesser Poland (part of Ukraine) where more than 20,000 Poles were slaughtered, meeting however with growing resistance from Polish population. Further west, in Chełm, Rzeszów, etc. regions this genocide turned into an extremely bloody conflict. In general genocide, perpetrated by Ukrainian nationalists, partly collaborating with German occupants, on vulnerable Polish population took part in hundreds of villages and small towns, where virtually all Polish inhabitants were wiped out. More than 200 priests, religious and nuns perished in this holocaust — known as „Genocidium Atrox” (Eng. „savage genocide”) The nature and purpose of genocide is perhaps best reflected in the song sung by the murderers: „We will slaughter the Poles, we will cut down the Jews, we must conquer the great Ukraine” (ukr. „Поляків виріжем, Євреїв видусим, велику Україну здобути мусим”). This holocaust and conflict ended up in total elimination of Polish population and Polish culture from Ukraine, in enforced deportations in 1944‑5 of remaining Poles from Ukraine and some Ukrainians into Ukraine proper, and finally in deportation of Ukrainians from East‑South to the Western parts of Polish republic prl by Commie‑Nazi Russian controlled Polish security forces („Vistula Action”). (more on: www.swzygmunt.knc.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2021.06.20]
)

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. In a political sense, the pact was an attempt to restore the status quo ante before 1914, with one exception, namely the „commercial” exchange of the so–called „Kingdom of Poland”, which in 1914 was part of the Russian Empire, fore Eastern Galicia (today's western Ukraine), in 1914 belonging to the Austro–Hungarian Empire. Galicia, including Lviv, was to be taken over by the Russians, the „Kingdom of Poland” — under the name of the General Governorate — Germany. The resultant „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.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2015.09.30]
)

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bibliograhical:, „Clergy of Przemyśl Eparchy and Apostolic Exarchate of Lemkivshchyna”, Bogdan Prach, Ukrainian Catholic University Publishing House, Lviv 2015

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