Biography of Józef Przyjalgowski

Born into a family of hereditary nobility in Tel'shane, Kovno province, in 1886. Graduated from high school [gymnasium] and from 1905 worked in an institution in Vilnius; he later led sessions of a congress of justices of the peace. From 1917 he resided in Murmansk and worked as a bookkeeper for the district health department [oblzdravotdel]; later moved to Leningrad where he worked at an institution. In 1926 he was arrested on charges of “appropriation of money” and given a suspended sentence of one and a half years in prison. On the night of October 12/13, 1933, he was arrested together with his wife in a case titled “Solonevich et al.” November 25, 1933 – presented with charges stating that his “apartment is a place where people of a counter-revolutionary disposition gather; at these gathering, measures undertaken by the Soviet regime are subjected to sharp criticism, prevocational rumors are sown, and anti-Soviet conversations are carried on.” Banished to Siberia for three years [OGPU Collegium, Leningrad Military District]. Sent with his wife to Asino, Tomsk oblast, where he was unable to find work. In 1935 he was arrested in a case against Catholics and sentenced to three years in corrective labor camp with loss of rights for three years. Sent to Novosibirsk sector of Siblag. Fate thereafter unknown. Sources: GARF, f. 8409, op. 1, d. 1481, l 51-52; Repressii 30-40 gg v Tomskom krae, Vol. 4, p. 244; Investigatory Matter 6632-33, Archive of Directorate, FSB, St. Petersburg and Leningrad oblast
Variant Names:
Przyjalgowski, Józef; Przhii︠a︡lgovskiĭ, Iosif Antonovich
Telšiai (Lithuania); Vilnius (Lithuania); Murmansk (Russia); Saint Petersburg (Russia); Siberia (Russia); Asino (Russia); Novosibirsk (Russia)
male; laity; fate unknown