Biography of Father Joseph Josiukas

In 1918 he was in the fifth year of studies at the Theological Academy; he could not complete his degree because of the closure of the Academy but he was ordained. He served at the parish in Cherny Ostrov, where in the early 1920s he was repeatedly subjected to arrest and release. In 1928 he was arrested as a Lithuanian subject and in March 1929 banished from the border zone. Settled in Yaroslavl, where he was arrested in 1935 in a case against Catholic clergy and laity. Sent to Voronezh Prison for further investigation. November 16-19, 1935 – at a closed trial, Father Joseph was sentenced to ten years in corrective labor camp [Special Collegium, Voronezh Dist. Ct.]. Sent to the camps. Fate thereafter unknown. Sources: GARF, f. 8409, op. 1, d. 330, l. 84-88, 101-106; Dzwonkowski, pp. 270-271; Osipova (1996), p. 172
Variant Names:
Iosiukas, Iosif Ivanovich; Josiukas, Joseph
Cherny Ostrov (Ukraine); I︠A︡roslavskai︠a︡ oblastʹ (Russia); Voronezh (Russia)
male; clergy and religious; fate unknown