Primarily, Julius Fucik is known as the author of up-to-now popular compositions for the orchestra; on the other hand, his life and other areas of work are far less known. The article illuminates Fucik's life journey from the early years of the Prague studies, when he was a student of Antonin Dvorak, through his short career as an orchestra player and choir master in Zagreb and Sisak up to the most important period of his career as a military orchestra conductor in Sarajevo, Budapest and Terezin. There, the majority of his well-known work was composed. The authoress also gives attention to the final, Berlin period of his life, overshadowed by a disease and war. For the first time, the article presents the catalogue of oeuvre by Julius Fucik.