Biography of Piotr Puzak

Description:
Born into a peasant family in Bernau, Rechitsa [Rezhits] district, Vitebsk province, in 1885. Lived in Leningrad, worked as a metalworker at a factory and was chairman of the parish council at the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 1920 he was one of the organizers of Catholic demonstrations – for which he was arrested on April 12, 1920, and on April 18, sentenced to three months in a concentration camp [Petrograd City Extraordinary Committee]. April 8, 1922 – signed a telegram to Lenin protesting the arrest of Archbishop Jan Cieplak. May 8, 1931 – arrested in a case against Catholic clergy and laity (Wojno et al.). March 7, 1932 – sentenced to three years in corrective labor camp [OGPU Collegium]. Fate thereafter unknown. Source: Shkarovskii, p. 279
Variant Names:
Puzak, Piotr; Puzak, Petr I︠A︡kovlevich
Dates:
1885-1932
Locations:
Rėchytsa (Belarus); Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Subjects:
male; laity; fate unknown