I was told that my grandfather left Russia in 1903 because the military
wanted him to be a medic and that would have meant that he could have been
in the position of cutting off someone's leg in the field.
I've read a little of the history >from that time. Many young Jewish boys
were kidnapped and forced into the military for decades. What are the chances,
I know I'm asking for a guess, that this is what happened to him? r, could
they have just drafted him for the Russo-Japanese war(?).
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