When you fear, you fear. There is no such obligation as to be brave.
Ladislav Krejza was born on June 27, 1934 in Košice in a patriotic family. With his family he moved to Louny in 1938 and in 1945 to Chomutov, where he finished a secondary level education. Then he began working in ironworks in Most, where he was active until arresting in 1957. As a member of the Czechoslovak People´s Party he was sentenced for high-treason to serve fifteen years in prison; he served the sentence mostly in a prison camp in Bytíz near Příbram, where he participated in a Catholic event. After amnesty release in 1960 he joined an active civil life and with his party colleagues organised cultural programs that were meant to present catholic thinkers and literature writers. During the Velvet revolution he was active as a deputy chairman of a regional administration of the Czechoslovak People´s Party and a spokesman of the strike committee of the Chomutov ironworks; he mainly aimed at seamless handover of power. Following the revolution, he became a member of the board of the Trade union KOVO and also held a position of a chairman of the Chomutov ironworks unions.