Biography of Anna Kozaczyńska

Born into the family of a doctor in Tulchino, August 27, 1885. Sister of Fr. Jósef Żmigrodzki. In 1900 she finished high school and in 1909, music school. Lived in Kiev and gave private music lessons. From 1933 she worked as a registrar in a dispensary. She was a member of St. Alexander parish and constantly helped refugees and poor neighbors. In 1931 she became acquainted with Fr. Bolesƚaw Blechman; she asked him to hear the confession of her dying husband. In 1933 she was under investigation. October 23, 1937 – arrested in connection with the case against Kozaczyński and others. The charges stated that “she had been recruited by Blechman, a Polish intelligence agent, and that she carried out counter-revolutionary, nationalistic, espionage work at his request.” November 20, 1937 – sentenced to death under Article 54-6, part 1 [NKVD Collegium and USSR Office of Public Prosecutor]. November 23, 1937 – shot. Source: GARF, f. 8406, op. 2, d. 5647, l. 1; Investigatory Matters 46041 fp and 11380 fp, TsGAOO (Ukraine); Sokolovskyi, p. 97
Variant Names:
Kozachinskaia, Anna Iakovlevna; Kozaczyńska, Anna
Tulʹchyn (Ukraine); Kiev (Ukraine)
female; laity; executed