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Adam Stankievič

Belarusian politician

Died when: 67 years 327 days (814 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn


Adam Stankievič

Adam Stankievic (Belarusian: ???? ?????????, Polish: Adam Stankiewicz, January 6, 1882 – November 29, 1949) was a Belarusian Roman Catholic priest, politician and writer.Stankievic was one of ideologists of the Belarusian Christian democratic movement in the early 20th century.

Adam Stankievic was born in Arlianiaty (now in Hrodna Voblast), near Ashmyany.In 1914 he graduated from a priest seminary in Vilna (Vilnius in Lithuanian).

Adam Stankievic was one of the founders of the and the Belarusian Christian Democracy.He was one of the first priests to use Belarusian language in church services.

In December 1919 Adam Stankievic became member of the exiled Rada of the Belarusian Democratic Republic.He was an active member of the Belarusian national movement in Poland-controlled West Belarus.

In 1922 he was elected to the Sejm as member of the Bloc of National Minorities.Unlike his fellow-villager, the notable West Belarusian politician and scientist Jan Stankievic, Adam refused to cooperate with the Germans after their invasion in Poland.

During World War II he lived in Vilnius where he published Belarusian religious literature.At this time Stankievic remained outside of the Belarusian political movement, rejecting any possibility of collaborating with the Nazi Germans.

In many ways he assisted the anti-German resistance and especially the persecuted Jews whom he often harbored in his church.

In 1944 Adam Stankievic refused to flee from Belarus with the retreating German armies.He was arrested by Soviet authorities soon after re-installation of Soviet control over Vilnius.

In 1949 he was sent to the concentration camp in Taishet, Irkutsk oblast, where he died.

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