Biography of Maria Brzenczyk

Born into a working class family in Belostok in 1877. In 1901 she moved to Kiev. She was a housewife and a member of St. Alexander parish. November 17, 1934 – arrested on charges that she was “an active parishioner, she took an active part in the life of the church and conducted counter-revolutionary work, spreading provocative rumors about the Soviet Union.” December 1, 1937, at age 60, she was sentenced to death under Articles 54-6 and 54-10 of the Criminal Code of the Ukrainian SSR [Special Board, NKVD]. December 10, 1937 – shot. Source: Investigatory Matter 64218, TsGAOO (Ukraine); Sokolovskyi, p. 22; Parafiial'na gazeta, 1995, No. 6, p. 8
Variant Names:
Brzhenchik, Marʹi︠a︡ I︠Ur'evna; Brzenczyk, Maria
Białystok (Poland); Kiev (Ukraine)
female; laity; executed