Biography of Franz Shpurey

Lived in Moscow and had a small cobbler shop. He later became an official representing the Volga German Republic. At the request of Fr. Augustine Baumtrog, he prepared exit visas for German girls from the Volga region to go to convents in Austria. September 4, 1930 – arrested in a case against German Catholic clergy and laity. Charged with “active involvement in the recruitment and sending of young parishioners from the Volga German Republic to convents in Austria.” April 20, 1931 – sentenced under Articles 58-4 and 58-10 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR to five years in corrective labor camp [OGPU Collegium]. Fate thereafter unknown. Source: Investigatory Matter 95215, Central Archive, FSB, Russian Federation
Variant Names:
Shpurey, Franz; Shpureĭ, Frant︠s︡ Egorovich
Moscow (Russia)
male; laity; fate unknown