In 1949 Communist Czechoslovakia, Salvation Army minister Josef Korbel was arrested, taken away from his family, and imprisoned in a hard labor camp for 10 years. This is his story; the story of his family; and the story of life for persecuted Christians in Communist Czechoslovakia in the mid-20th Century.

Salvation Army minister Josef Korbel was far from the only person imprisoned for alleged crimes against the Communist Regime in Czechoslovakia in the 1940s and 1950s. His story is intertwined with the fates of many other men similarly persecuted, either for their religious or ’subversive’ beliefs – including those in the Catholic Church.