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Josef Mišák was born on October 16, 1928 in Bylnice in Wallachia. At the beginning of the Second World War, his father joined the activities of the illegal resistance group Defense of the Nation, helping soldiers of the pre-war Czechoslovak army to escape across the border into Slovakia. He was arrested by the Gestapo in 1940, and Josef Mišák Sr. spent the rest of the war as a prisoner of the Dachau concentration camp. His son, meanwhile, had joined Baťa’s school of work. At the end of 1944, Josef was called up for forced labor. He dug anti-tank trenches in Kunovice. When it became clear that the war was coming to an end, he decided to flee. Two years before graduating in 1948, he joined the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, from where he withdrew at his own request after the Warsaw Pact invasion in 1968. Josef Mišák worked all his life in technical fields and thanks to that he was able to travel a large part of Europe. He and his wife Josefa raised three children, Jaroslav, Pavla and Josef. In February 2020 he lived in Přerov.