Re: Maiming to Avoid the Russian Draft?
My grandfather’s step-grandfather actually DID cut off one of his fingers and when he was buried in the US, the finger was buried with him…
Sharon F. Yampell
Voorhees, NJ USA/ suburb of Philadelphia PA
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Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Maiming to Avoid the Russian Draft?
Similarly, in my maternal line, the story is one of the sons changed his surname from Markell to Marget to avoid the draft. I am descended from Marget.
Searching Marget (Vilna)
Korobov/Nahinsky (Ukraine, Belarus)