Biography of Anna Posseypol

Born into a lower middle class family in Vienna in 1876. Had an elementary school education. Became a Catholic and entered the convent. She was living in Leningrad and was a parishioner of the Russian Catholic Descent of the Holy Spirit Church and chairperson of the Upper Council of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. January 10, 1924 – arrested in a case against Russian Catholics, sent to Moscow for further investigation and imprisoned in Butyrka Prison. May 19, 1924 – sentenced under Article 61 of the Criminal Code of the RFSFR to ten years’ imprisonment [OGPU Collegium]. Sent to Kostroma Prison; in 1927, transferred to the Yaroslav political isolator; released July 21, 1932, and sentenced to three years’ exile. Sent to Yaroslavl; in September 1933, transferred to Kineshma, Ivanovsk region, whence she was released in July 1935. In March 1936, on a petition of the Polish Red Cross she received an exit visa and in December, at age 60, departed for Poland, where she died (exact date and place of death unknown). Source: GARF, f. 8409, op. 1, d. 725, l. 41, 43; d. 733, l. 186; f. 8406, op. 1, d. 395, l. 24, 39, 66; Osipova (1996), p. 191; Osipova (1999), p. 336; Abrikosova et al. (1924); Sokolovskyi, p. 161; Shkarovskii, pp. 277-278
Variant Names:
Posseypol, Anna; Posseipol', Anna Ivanovna
Vienna (Austria); Saint Petersburg (Russia); Moscow (Russia); I︠A︡roslavlʹ (I︠A︡roslavskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia); Kostroma (Kostromskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia); Poland
female; clergy and religious; survived