Polish Jews in the armies of occupant countries in the World War I: during the World War I, Jews were obliged to military service and compulsory conscription just like the rest of citizens. In the German army, there were 100,000 Jews (1,1% of the whole army), in the tsar’s army there were approximately 500,000 Jews, and in the Austro-Hungarian army – about 300,000.
Polish Jews in the armies of occupant countries in the World War I
The term was created within the framework of the project Zapisywanie świata żydowskiego w Polsce [recording the Jewish environment in Poland], whose author is Anka Grupińska, a well-known Polish journalist and writer, specializing in the modern history of the Polish Jews. The project, initiated in 2006 by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, consists in recording interviews with Polish Jews from all generations.