A Polish Drummer Boy #general


Elless <elless@...>
 

This subject raises several questions for me.

My ggf, Hirsch ENGELISCZER, was >from Warsaw. I have a picture of him in the
uniform of a hussar. Because of the lack of color, I can't identify the
particular regiment or rank. >from his age, I think that he served in the
Russo-Turkish War in the 1870's. His sister, Feige, married Israel KUPFER a
well known Roumanian cantor, and I conjecture that Hirsch met Israel while
in Roumania with his regiment and made the shiddach.

My principal question has to do with how an obvious Jew could have been
taken into what must have been an elite regiment such as the hussars.

Lewis Stein
Boynton Beach, FL

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