Biography of Father Eugeniusz Perkowicz

Born into the family of a bureaucrat in Kiev in 1875. In his youth he was an unbeliever. He graduated from Żytomierz Seminary and was ordained in 1907 for the Diocese of Łuck-Żytomierz. He served in Aleksandria, but he was an emotionally unbalanced person and was thus often in conflict with the diocesan chancery. Prior to the revolution he was attracted to socialist ideas. From 1917 he served in Starokonstantynów deanery; from 1922, in the parish in Proskirów. September 3, 1927 – officially renounced his priesthood and began to give anti-clerical lectures in Kharkiv; for this, the authorities re-established his civil rights. From 1930 he lived in Kiev and worked as a pharmacist in a drugstore. In August 1933 he was arrested in Kiev. In March 1934 he was sentenced to three years in exile [Special Troika, OGPU Collegium]. As of 1934 he was in Uralsk, Western Kazakhstan oblast, where he worked in a pharmacy. In July 1937 he was transferred to Shemursha, Chuvashsk ASSR, where he was arrested October 3, 1937, on charges of “spying and intelligence work on behalf of Poland and taking part in diversionary actions.” September 22, 1938 – sentenced to death [Special Troika, NKVD, Chuvashsk ASSR]. September 22, 1938 – shot. Source: Archive of the Directorate, FSB, Chuvashsk Republic; Dzwonkowski, pp. 389-390
Variant Names:
Perkowicz, Eugeniusz; Perkovich, Evgeniĭ Petrovich
Kiev (Ukraine); Z︠H︡ytomyr (Ukraine); Proskuriv (Ukraine); Kharkiv (Ukraine); Kazakhstan; Chuvashskai︠a︡ A.S.S.R. (R.S.F.S.R.)
male; clergy and religious; executed