Biography of Father Albin Gorba

Born in 1895 in Czarna Wies, Belostok province. Graduated from St. Petersburg Seminary and Academy and was ordained. Served in the parish in Mezherichi, Grodno oblast; was there at the time of the Soviet and German occupations. December 11, 1945, after the return of the Red Army and establishment of Soviet rule – Fr. Albin was arrested. November 18, 1947 – sentenced under Article 72 of the Criminal Code of the Belorussian SSR to eight years in corrective labor camps with loss of rights for five years and confiscation of property [by Order of a Special Collegium, Grodno District Court]. Sent to Minsk Prison where the sentence was affirmed on December 6, 1947 [Supreme Court, Belorussian SSR]. Sent to a camp. Released in 1958. Returned to his parish; later exited the USSR to Poland, where he died in 1972 (exact date and place of death unknown). Source: Archive of Directorate of Committee for State Security [KGB], Republic of Belarus; list compiled by R. Dzwonkowski
Variant Names:
Gorba, Albin; Gorba, Al'bin Ivanovich
Czarna Wieś (Białystok, Poland : Voivodeship); Saint Petersburg (Russia); Hrodna (Belarus); Hrodna (Belarus); Poland
male; clergy and religious; survived