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Subject: Re: [GOODHART] Guthartz, Goodhartz, Goodhart- from the Ukraine
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 19:50:18 -0000
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When did your family members leave Stryj?
In my family, William Guthartz deserted the Russian Army in about 1904 or 1905. William, a very small man, was a tailor and he made many of the officers' uniforms. He was well liked by the officers. His lieutenant told him one evening that there was a big battle coming up the next day. He said that the Jews would be put at the front of the line and because William was not much of a soldier, he would surely die. He told him to leave. William deserted, obtained some money from his mother, and fled the country.
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