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Linkhard regrets on his being a "son of the regiment" rather then a soldier.

   Despite being formally drafted into the Red Army, 16-year-old Bezalel Linhard remained a "son of the regiment" of the 151st Rifle Division, for a long time being kept out of combat.  This situation irked him since he was eager to take part in military operations, even if they did not yet entail serious danger.  

   "Meanwhile I learned Russian to the point where I was very good in using it. I also learned to drink vodka without vomiting and began to smoke cigarettes made of 'makhorka' [a kind of home-grown Russian tobacco],  which were made with pieces of paper torn from the newspaper 'Pravda' … I began demanding to take part in small and less dangerous military operations – because at the beginning  I was banned from taking risks. I resented this very much since I had joined the army in order to revenge. If I could not, what did I need an army for?  On the other hand, Russia had a great many soldiers so my participation [in combat] would hardly change the outcome of the war in favor of Russia!"[1]

 

[1] Linhard, Bezalel (Salek), Heemanti she-eshaer ba-ḥayim: maavaḳo shel naar lisrod be-geṭo Borislav uva-Zava ha-Adom, Jerusalem: Yad Ṿashem, 2005. p. 149.