Rev Arthur Riddle, Chaplain of the English Church in Kronstadt, Curate to the English Church at 56 English Embankment from 1884-1902. Subsequently Chaplain at Archangel (Summer 1902) then at Hughesovka (1902-1911). Married Mary Whishaw from one of the key British Factory families in 1891.
William Gerhardi, born in St Petersburg in 1895, was an Anglo-Russian author & playwright. His writing was acclaimed as an influence on many peers incl. HG Wells, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh & his 1st novel, 'Futility' was sponsored by Katherine Mansfield
Between 1933 and 1945, Roma (Gypsies) suffered greatly as victims of Nazi persecution and mass murder. Building on long-held prejudices, the Nazi regime viewed Gypsies both as “asocials” (outside so-called normal society) and as “racial inferiors”—believed to threaten the biological purity and strength of the “Aryan” majority. During World War II, the Nazis and their collaborators killed up to 220,000 Gypsy men, women, and children across German-occupied Europe.