Biography of Father Zigmunt Truszkowski

Description:
Completed advanced seminary education and was ordained. Prior to 1939 he served as chaplain in Lwów; later he went on pension. In August 1939 he was appointed military chaplain and remained in Lwów during the Soviet and German occupations and actively supported members of the Home Army. In 1945 – after the return of the Red Army and establishment of Soviet rule – Fr. Zigmunt was arrested and drawn into the investigation in a case against Catholic clergy and laity as a “member of the Home Army, a counter-revolutionary organization.” February 25, 1946 – sentenced under Articles 54-1(a) and 54-11 of the Criminal Code of the Ukrainian SSR to ten years in corrective labor camp [Special Board, USSR Ministry of State Security]. Sent to Unzhlag (Sukhobezvodnoye, Gorkovskaia Railroad). Fate thereafter unknown. Source: Investigatory Matter 3210, Archive of the Directorate, SBU, Lviv oblast; Madała, p. 159
Variant Names:
Truszkowski, Zigmunt; Trushkovskiĭ, Zigmunt
Dates:
1939-1946
Locations:
Lʹviv (Ukraine); Nizhegorodskai︠a︡ oblastʹ (Russia)
Subjects:
male; clergy and religious; fate unknown