Biography of Lev Bujnowski

Born into a lower middle class family in St. Petersburg in 1909. Graduated from high school; lived in Leningrad, worked in a factory, and from 1930 he was unemployed. He was a pupil of Bishop Antoni Malecki, a member of a young people’s group that studied Polish literature; he was an organist and sang in the choir of Immaculate Heart of Mary church. June 21, 1930 – arrested in a case against Catholic clergy (Malecki et al.). Charged with “leadership of an illegal Polish national-chauvinistic Catholic youth organization.” November 12, 1930 – presented with the indictment; November 21 – banished for three years under Article 58-10 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR [Troika, OGPU, Leningrad Military District]. December 3, 1932 – deprived of the right to live in the twelve major cities and the Ural oblast. In 1935 he returned to Leningrad and was the organist at St. Casimir Church. April 1935 – arrested again. Sentenced to ten (?) years in corrective labor camps [Troika, OGPU, Leningrad Military District]. Fate thereafter unknown. Source: Malecki et al., Archive of FSB, St. Petersburg and Leningrad oblast; Shkarovskii, p. 253; see also Dzwonkowski (1998), p. 185
Variant Names:
Buĭnovskiĭ, Lev (Leon) Mikhaĭlovich; Bujnowski, Lev
Saint Petersburg (Russia)
male; laity; fate unknown