Tag Archives: Jewish military service

The Jarolim Family: My Uncle Fritz & Military Resistance

The Jarolim Family: My Uncle Fritz & Military Resistance

When it comes to my mother’s family, the topic of military service is fraught. I’ve written before about the fact that my grandfather Herman Rosenbaum served in World War I but was not rewarded for his service by such basic decency as not being deported from Austria and sent to his death. I’ve also writtenContinue Reading

Samuel Singer’s Military Service

Samuel Singer’s Military Service

This is Day 6 in the Family History Writing Challenge. I tend to be irreverent in my family history discussions — both because I tend to be irreverent about everything and if I didn’t laugh about certain topics, I would cry. This last was the case with the discussion of Samuel Singer’s military service (orContinue Reading

Pondering Jewish European Patriotism

Pondering Jewish European Patriotism

I learned the other day that my current family history subject, Ezriel Kornmehl, had volunteered to serve in the Polish-Bolshevik War in 1921, and that he is listed in the Polish Officer’s Year Book (as Esriel Kornmehl) for 1923 and 1924. I dutifully set out this morning to look into the details of his militaryContinue Reading