Re: Lincoln Brigade and Spanish Civil War #usa

Judith Berlowitz

This is an important topic, owing to the high number of Jews who volunteered in the International Brigades.  I don't know of a genealogical study of the Jewish Lincolns, though Sugarman's list can be useful, despite some small errors. I initiated a project on which I hope will interest people.  Of course not all those profiled are Jewish. 

One issue to consider is that since volunteers signed up through the Comintern, they went to Spain in defiance of US policy and on return many were victims of blacklisting and other types of persecution.  For this reason, some descendants may not be willing to have their relatives' names or noms de guerre publicized. 

Shelly, here is your relative, listed among the volunteers on the ALBA website.

Judith Berlowitz
San Francisco

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