During the interwar period joining the army was a form of protection against poverty; it gave opportunities for adventure and offered escape from grim reality. Since military service became widespread, and access to it open to the broad masses of the society, there have always been groups that at all costs tried to avoid conscription. In the interwar period this attitude was assigned to the Jews who had to do the compulsory army service. It was believed that Jews were determined to avoid conscription and were organizing help for those whose names were on the conscript’s lists but did not want to do the service.
Jewish Crime in Polish Army in Lublin Voivodeship in the Years 1918–1939
„Kwartalnik Historii Żydów” nr 03/2012