JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 19th century maiming to avoid conscription into Russian army #general


Dear Jewish Gen members,

I'm an author and working on a book idea centred around the idea of a "wounder" - a
Russian Jew in mid-1800s whose job it is to maim children to avoid their
conscription into the Czar's army.

If you have any genealogical information/family history related to this activity (a
maimed relative, or one who maimed) and would be will to share it (in whatever
form), I'd be immensely appreciative.


Jacob Berkowitz
Almonte, ON, Canada

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