Letter from Maurice Goldstein to the Civil Liberties Bureau

Date

1918-03-08

Title

Letter from Maurice Goldstein to the Civil Liberties Bureau

Date

1918-03-08

Coverage

Camp Upton (NY)

Creator

Goldstein, Maurice

Source

Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Publisher

Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Rights

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Format

image/jpg

Language

English

Identifier

CDGA.NYBLA-107

Transcription

Mar. 8, 1918

Civic Liberty Bureau,

Dear Sir

I have been assigned to 308th Inf. Co. A and am a conscientious objector. Upon refusing to handle a gun, I was beaten into submission. I was struck heavy blows across my jaw and made to stand to attention that I sign my name for a gun that was given me. Now I am compelled to drill and handle a gun.

I am an art student 26 years of age, and it is not within my nature nor conscience to kill. My heart palpitates most of the time. Now that I have taken the gun and am drill I dont [sic] know what to do. Can you advise

or help me.

Yours truly Maurice Goldstein

Citation

Goldstein, Maurice, “Letter from Maurice Goldstein to the Civil Liberties Bureau,” Conscientious Objection & the Great War: 1914-1920, accessed November 14, 2018, http://cosandgreatwar.swarthmore.edu/items/show/339.

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