Biography of Father Dominik Czeszek

Born in 1892. Graduated from seminary and was ordained. Served in Przemyśl and was there at the time of the Soviet and German occupations. May 25, 1948 – after the return of the Red Army and establishment of Soviet rule – Fr. Dominik was arrested in Przemyśl and sent to Drohobych prison for further investigation. July 30, 1948 – sentenced under Articles 54-3 and 54-2 of the Criminal Code of the Ukrainian SSR to ten years in corrective labor camp [Special Collegium, Drohobych Dist. Ct.]. Transported to Lviv Prison and then sent to Dubravlag (Yavas, Zubovo-Polyansk region, Mordovian ASSR); granted an early release October 4, 1955. Departed for Stryi, and then to Lviv. Died in 1961 (exact date of death unknown). Sources: Archive of the Directorate of the Interior, Republic of Mordovia; Archive of the Directorate, SBU, Drohobych oblast; list compiled by R. Dzwonkowski, SAC
Variant Names:
Czeszek, Dominik; Cheshek (Cheshik) Dominik Frankovich
Przemyśl (Poland); Drohobych (Ukraine); L'viv (Ukraine); Mordovii︠a︡ (Russia)
male; clergy and religious; survived