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The Cantonists - The Jewish Childrens Army of the Tsar

Twelve years old. In the Army. And forced to forget his religion. The struggles of the child army of Tsar Nicholas of Russia.
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Here, for the first time, are dozens of previously untold accounts gleaned from the records of thousands of Jewish families whose lives were destroyed when Tsar Nicholas of Russia conscripted Jewish children into his army for up to 25 years! The Tsar's declared goal was to convert these children to Christianity.
This book also reveals the struggle of these youngsters, ages 12 and above, to maintain
their Judaism against impossible odds.

Larry Domnitch has degrees in both political science and Jewish history. He writes extensively for newspapers and journals throughout the United States and Israel. His previous book, The Jewish Holidays: A Journey Through History, provides amost unique survey of the festivals of the Jewish year. Larry is married, has three children, and currently resides in Denver, Colorado.

  • Language: English
  • Author/Artist: Larry Domnitch
  • Publisher: Devora Publishing
  • Pages: 152 pp
  • Genre: History & Current Events
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Media: Book