Re: Maiming to Avoid the Russian Draft?


My grandfather Zacharia Marcus,originally from Sveksna,Lithuania chanaged his age from younger to older and visa-versa to avoid the draft. Therfore his exact age was not known.When he died, he was 74 according to his documents; but my mothe velived tht he was really older.His cousin (the father o Edgar and GilbertSimon) cut of 2 of his fingers. There was a butcher Moshe in Crown Heights, Brooklyn NY, who was drafted; but managed to escape.

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