“I got biblical answers to questions that interested me. And suddenly I stood firm on the ground.”
Mr. Josef Janczik was born at 1928 in a family of a farmer at Javorníky, Slovakia. After finishing his elementary studies he wished to apply for a grammar school, he went to work in a distillatory, as his father wanted him to, instead. There he begun working as a link for a guerilla group. After the war he went to Prague to study accountery, after which and thanks to his connections he got a job in nationalization of the distillery industry. However, in 1949 he was sentenced to six months, suspended for his critisism of the socialist jurisdiction. A year later he went for his military service where he met his wife. Afterwards, thanks to his qualifications, he got as far as to the possition of the associaate producer at the Stock ltd. However, he was charged with ‚thievery of the national property‘ and sentenced to five years (later reduced to three). He had gone through several s and finally ended working in an uranium mine at ‚Bytíz‘ camp. At that time there were already imprisoned a couple of ‚Yahweh’s witnesses‘. They spoke to him, he accepted their doctrine and even got baptized at the camp. He stood for his belief even after release although it wasn’t simple - both at work and in the family. In 1981 he was sentenced once more, this time for two years for violating the law of control of churches.