chapter  3
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Role Reversal with God

World War I brought the Religion of Encounter to an end. Chaim Kellmer volunteered as an ambulance driver for the army despite being sick with tuberculosis, and died before the end of the war. Jan Feda returned to Prague and András Petö to Budapest, where he later won fame for his work with crippled children. Hans Brauchbar relocated to Russia and disappeared. Moreno volunteered for military service but was turned down because of the unclear status of his citizenship, he said. As an advanced medical student with considerable clinical experience, he was, however, employed by the government as a medical offi cer. He was fi rst assigned to Mitterndorf and later to a camp in Hungary. He took his fi nal medical school examination in February 1917 and was awarded his medical degree.