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The Can The Jewish Children's Army of the Tsar [Paperback]

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The Cantonist era was a terrifying episode in Jewish history, and one that is etched in the collective memory of the Jewish people. Tsar Nicholas of Russia conscripted thousands of Jewish children -- some as young as 6 years old -- into his army for up to 25 years! The Tsar's declared goal was nothing less than to convert these children to Christianity; for him, their baptism was of the highest priority. This book reveals the struggle of these youngsters to maintain their Judaism against impossible odds. Many failed. But some, like Golda Meir's grandfather, succeeded in reclaiming their heritage and reconnecting the chain of Jewish tradition. Today, thousands of Jews are descendants of those stalwart Cantonists.

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Pages   152
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.37"
Weight:   0.57 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 18, 2004
Publisher   Devora Publishing
ISBN  1930143850  
ISBN13  9781930143852  

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1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Humanities > History > Europe
2Books > Subjects > History > Europe
3Books > Subjects > History > Jewish > General
4Books > Subjects > History > Military > General
5Books > Subjects > History > Russia

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Bravo! Another winning book by Larry Domnitch!  Jun 10, 2004
Bravo! Another winning book by Larry Domnitch. Read it in one sitting because it was so good I couldn't put it down. Well researched!

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