SAME NAME, SAME ORDER, SAME TIME, SAME MOVED FATE
Josef Miklík, Josef Konstantin Miklík, Ignác Miklík
This resemblance has confused many publicists and genealogists. All three names were kept secret by the communist regime for more than 40 years, their works and fate imprisoned in archives. All three Miklics were prosecuted for their actions and ideas either by the Gestapo or later by the communist regime. All three were Redemptorists. All three showed immense inner strength and determination, they were not afraid to publish and defend their ideas, even at the cost of losing their own freedom or even life. At the beginning of our century, Ing. František Rafaja begins to distinguish between authors and correctly assign their work; in the bachelor's thesis of 2004, Mgr. Marianna Kudelová deals with the same topics. In 2017 Mgr. In his diploma thesis, Vít Machek clearly defines the work of Konstantin Miklík.
The three Miklíks:
The oldest of the Redemptorist trefoil, Josef Miklík, is the main character in our story. He prepared the doctor from Dobříš Richard Frankl and his family for the baptism. When the hardness of German anti-Jewish laws came upon this family, Josef Miklík did not leave them. For this he was arrested in October 1944 and imprisoned first in Pankrác, later in Terezín. May 1945 brought him freedom. In 1947 he was awarded the Czechoslovak War Cross, his health deteriorated rapidly and he died in the autumn of 1947.
Josef "Konstantin" Miklík - his name could not be mentioned in dictionaries of writers and philosophers, nor in any encyclopedias. His books have been removed from public libraries. After February 1948, he was in imminent danger of arrest and inclusion in one of the ongoing political processes. He narrowly escaped the communist prison by going into exile. He paid a very high price for this: he spent the last 18 years of his life abroad in vain desiring to meet his loved ones and his native Moravia. He died - thousands of kilometers away from his beloved homeland - in Brazil, where he found his grave in Rio de Janeiro.
His brother, Ignác Miklík, stayed in Czechoslovakia and found himself in search of state security, when some members of the dissolved Order of Redemptorists began to meet at his rectory in the mid-1950s. In August 1961 he was taken into custody and sentenced to 8 years in prison for subverting the republic in a group trial together with Jan Jaroš and other monks, in May 1962 he was released on amnesty. He died in 1972 in Opava.