Biography of Lucia Tatishcheva

Lived in Odessa and worked as a French teacher. An active member of the French parish [Saint-Pierre]. In January 1945 – arrested in a case against Fr. Pietro Leoni and others. Charged with “anti-Soviet agitation.” In 1945 – sentenced to five (?) years’ exile in Kazakhstan. Fate thereafter unknown. We present excerpts from statements of one of the others on trial about what Lucia Mikhailovna told the priest: “She told him that before the war there had been two instances of mass famine – in 1921 and 1931 – when there was a lot of grain and produce, but the Soviet government nevertheless shipped it all abroad and gave the people nothing. She also told him that masses of people had been arrested by the NKVD in 1937 and 1938, that it was as if there was always blood on the streets in Odessa, and they carted people’s corpses through the city in batches.” Source: Investigatory Matter 7884 fp, TsGAOO (Ukraine)
Variant Names:
Tatishcheva, Lucia; Tatishcheva, Li︠u︡t︠s︡ii︠a︡ Mikhaĭlovna
Odesa (Ukraine); Kazakhstan
female; laity; fate unknown