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Pater Josef Kordík (1948)

You must not let fear overcome you

 

Josef Kordík was born August 1, 1948 in Jilemnice. He graduated from the Secondary School of Textile Engineering and from the Saints Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology in Litoměřice. He was ordained a priest in 1975. His first post was in Bílina, where he served as a chaplain for two years. Then he served as a priest in Libčeves, which is located in the Bohemian Central Uplands. He befriended young people from the underground movement, and they began staging theatre plays in the presbytery. In spring 1978 he signed Charter 77. This act was followed by interrogations by the State Security Police, which he depicted in the book "The Book Which Did Not Have To Be." In 1981 his licence for pastoral work was annulled and Josef was then earning his living as a locksmith and cabinet-maker. He was able to return to his ministry only after November 1989. In December 1989 he became priest in Železnice near Jičín where he has been living since then. In 1990-2013 he served as a chaplain in ...arrows 

Theatre in Libčeves

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Helena Prokůpková (1930)

born 27 March 1930 in Holyně near Prague as a child, helped tend the family farm, member of Sokol after primary school, completed a one-year housewife school in Roudnice nad ... arrows 


Antonie Kašparová (1935) video clip available

born on 25th June, 1935 in Zborov upon Volyn in a former Poland as a child spent a majority of her summers in Czech Malin saved four-member Jewish family from Ostrožec in ... arrows 


Břetislav Loubal (1931)

born in Tišnov on June 26, 1931 in 1945 formed the resistance group “Jan” with his friends from the aero club arrested in 1950 sentenced for anti-state activity, spent two ... arrows 


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