Biography of Alexander Schneider

Lived in Saratov, was a member of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks) and chairman of the College of Ministers. From 1922 he was a representative of the German Bank in Germany and America; later became an official representing the Volga German Republic in Moscow. In 1930 he visited the German embassy more than once regarding the emigration of Catholic clergy from the Lower Volga. December 30, 1930 – arrested in a case against Catholic clergy. Charged with “active involvement in the recruitment and sending of young parishioners from the Volga German Republic to convents in Austria.” June 6, 1931 – sentenced under Articles 58-6, -10 and -11 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR to three years in corrective labor camp [OGPU Collegium]. Fate thereafter unknown. Source: Investigatory Matter 95215, Central Archive, FSB, Russian Federation
Variant Names:
Schneider, Alexander; Shneĭder, Aleksandr Petrovich
Saratov (Russia); Germany; United States; Moscow (Russia); Nizhne-Volzhskiĭ kraĭ (R.S.F.S.R.)
male; laity; fate unknown