The church that would not fall. (Catholic,
Local people tell of the
church's being slammed by trucks and tanks,
and it would not fall - Photo by Suzanne K.
Marienberg, also known as Bisiuk, was a German Catholic village in
the Volga valley of Russia. It was founded in 1855 by the inhabitants from
other Catholic Volga villages and was therefore a "daughter colony."
By the year 1912, Marienberg had 3,310 inhabitants.