Born in Lvov on 5 August 1933. Józef Bernard’s father worked at an advertising office before World War II. He belonged to the Home Army and was killed during the war. Józef Bernard first learned at a Polish school and then at a technical college. After his graduation he worked in Terebovlia as a radio engineer. He did his military service in Mukachevo, then he studied engineering as an extramural student. He worked for the Kineskop factory. Now he is retired and acts in the Polish Society, where he is a treasurer. He is married, his both sons live in Poland.