michael kransdorff <mkransdorff@...>
I am hoping you can help clarify the rules relating to military
conscription into the Tsarist army. When did the 5 year military
conscription begin? who did it apply to? Were first born males exempt?
What about only sons? Did they have to go? And at what age was
conscription required? What would happen to a family if their son ran
away and did not serve. Would they be punished?
I know Pesach is over but I still have all these questions.
Looking for family: SHOCHET Suvainiskis, Riga and Kazan; LEVIN
Rokiskis, HERRING Rietavas, SACKS Tver, KATZ Subacius, GLAS Kupiskis.