Re: Jews employed by the Czars #russia


Jules Levin
 

This is a good example of what often happened when a soldier was
honorably discharged.  But I am sure the tsar did not personally perform
what was a common administrative process.  (Did a tsar personally hire
an individual to run the post office in a village in Lithuania?) My
uncle was wounded on the Western Front just before the Armistice, and I
think he held Woodrow Wilson personally responsible.  If you asked him
if Wilson sent him to a useless war in France, he would have agreed.

Jules Levin


On 10/14/2020 5:44 AM, mur33706 via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
My maternal grandfather was employed by Czar Nickolas as a beaurocrat
in his village of Yurovichi in Belarus with responsibilities including
postmaster and director of official documents and his family owned the
means of moving cargo and passengers within his geographical area. He
was able to permit HIMSELF to leave his home in 1914 to travel to a
nearby city large enough to have a teaching program to make him a
shochet and a butcher in order to bring a useful skill in his
emigration to America. He returned home 4 years later to bring his
immediate family to New Jersey where he had established himself with a
house for them. There are many interesting tales of what occurred
during those 4 years but those will only be told on demand.
Murray Stollman, St Pete Beach, FL

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