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From a conversation of Boris Gutman with the correspondent of Eynikayt

While speaking with a correspondent of Eynikayt who visited his hospital, Gutman recollected an episode from his childhood in Skrygalov. Two local hooligans stopped the twelve-year old Boris when he was going to heder. One of them grabbed his shirt at the throat and said: "You are Jewish – that means that you are a coward." He repeated this. In a fit of rage, Gutman hit the offender with his fist, knocking him out to the ground. The second hooligan ran away. From that time on Gutman remembered that a Jew did not have to be a coward.

   An officer from the HQ came to Gutman's field hospital to fill in a questionnaire for submission to the Award Commission.

"Captain Gutman told him his last name, first name, and age.

– 'Your nationality?' - the officer asked.

– 'Jew!' the captain replied proudly.

(From an article on Gutman by Moisei Altshuler submitted to the editorial staff of Eynikayt).

From: GARF 8114-1-82, pp. 357-359, copy YVA JM/26105