Goldberg, Alex.


Goldberg, Alex  b. July 31, 1912, Patterson, New Jersey; Jewish; Polish American; father Abraham Goldberg (1886-?), mother Lena Goldberg (1886-?); College; Single; 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; Married Miriam Heligman (1920-2018) married in 1940, twin daughters Ellen Goldberg (1948-) and Susan Goldberg (1948-);  WWII US Army Airforce, enlisted August 14, 1942, Navigator; Post war he completed college and had a successful career as a financial planner;  d. July 20, 1969, in a plane crash in Belair, Maryland, he was piloting a light plane owned by his company the Princeton Planning Corp.

Siblings:  brothers Isidore Goldberg (1915-?), Solomon Goldberg (1916-?), David Goldberg (1924-?), sister Rose Goldberg (1912-?).
Sources:  Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueras List; Mac-Paps; Pay; RGASPI; Ross collection VALB Memorial Tribute, December 6, 1970; L-W Tree,  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.