Jan Pazniak (February 19, 1887 or 1895 in Iwye District - after October 1939 in Minsk) was a Belarusian politician and publisher, serving as the chairman of the Vilnius Belarusian National Committee in the 1930s. He was arrested by the NKVD in October 1939 at the start of World War II and was probably shot by them in Minsk. He was the grandfather of Zianon Pazniak.[1][2]

Photo of Jan Pazniak

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Garbiński, Jerzy (1999). Belaruskii︠a︡ rėlihiĭnyi︠a︡ dzei︠a︡chy XX stahoddzi︠a︡ : z︠h︡yt︠s︡t︠s︡i︠a︡rysy martyralohii︠a︡ uspaminy. Minsk: "Belaruski knihazbor". ISBN 985-6318-65-3.
  2. ^ "ПАЗНЯК Янка". www.marakou.by.