Goldberg, Alex.

Biography

Goldberg, Alex b. July 31, 1912, Patterson, New Jersey; Jewish; father Harry Lewish (1883-?), mother Martha Lewis (1894-?); College; Married; Student, Radio Worker, and Textile Worker; CP November 1930 and YCL 1928 state committee; Received Passport# 427266 on May 27, 1937 which listed his address as 157 Adams Street, Newark, New Jersey; Sailed June 12, 1937 aboard the Georgic; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on June 30, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN; XV BDE, Sanidad; Commissar; Rank Soldado; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII military enlisted August 14, 1942; d. July 20, 1969, in a plane crash in Belair, Maryland.

Siblings: brothers Morris Goldberg (1908-?), Robert Lewis (1922-?), Leon Lewis (1924- ?), Barry C. Hartman (1937-?), sisters Jean Goldberg (1906-?), Irene Goldberg (1909- ?), Sadie Goldberg (1917-?), Eleanor G. Lewis (1921-?).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; Mac-Paps; Pay; RGASPI; Ross collection VALB Memorial Tribute, December 6, 1970; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Alexander Goldberg, Commissar of Sanidad, XV International Brigade, May 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0018. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.