Biography of Stanisƚaw Łaus

Born into a worker’s family in St. Petersburg in 1909. Graduated from high school in Leningrad. Studied at the “Workers’ Department” [rabfak] of Leningrad Conservatory and later worked as an installer at Vulcan Factory; he was a parishioner of Immaculate Heart of Mary parish and sang in the church choir. In 1926 he became a protégé of Bishop Antoni Malecki. In April 1932 he was arrested in a case against Catholic clergy and laity (Proncketis et al). June 19, 1932 – sentenced to three years in corrective labor camp [OGPU Collegium]. After his release from camp he was banished to the Northern Territory. Lived in Dzerzhinsk, outside Murmansk, and worked as a [motion picture] director at the V. Volodarsky Club. September 19, 1939 – arrested in exile. December 4, 1939 – sentenced under Article 58-10 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR to five years in corrective labor camp [Special Board, NKVD, Murmansk oblast]. Fate thereafter unknown. Sources: Kniga pamiati (Murmansk, 1997), p. 194; Shkarovskii, p. 270
Variant Names:
Łaus, Stanisƚaw; Li︠a︡us, Stanislav Ivanovich
Saint Petersburg (Russia); Severnyĭ kraĭ (R.S.F.S.R.); Dzerzhinsk (Russia)
male; laity; fate unknown