Biography of Father Michaƚ Zajko

Born in 1884. Graduated from seminary and was ordained. Served in the parish in Przemyśl and was there at the time of the Soviet and German occupations. July 29, 1950 – after the return of the Red Army and establishment of Soviet rule – Fr. Michaƚ was arrested. October 6, 1950 – sentenced under Article 54-10 of the Criminal Code of the Ukrainian SSR to ten years in corrective labor camp with loss of rights for five years [Special Collegium, Drohobych Dist. Ct.. November 23 – transported to the transit prison in Lviv, then sent to a camp. Released in 1956. Returned to Przemyśl where he died in 1967 (exact date of death unknown). Source: Archive of the Directorate, SBU, Drohobych oblast; list compiled by R. Dzwonkowski, SAC
Variant Names:
Zajko, Michaƚ; Zaĭko, Mikhail Ignat'evich
Przemyśl (Poland); L'viv (Ukraine)
male; clergy and religious; survived