Hagis, Aris.

Biography

Hagis, Aris (ΧΑΤΖΗΣ, ΑΡΙΣΤΕΙΔΗΣ; Hodges, Aris; Hajisgeogeou, Aristodimus Kyriacon; Kiriaycou); b. March 2, 1910, Limassol, Cyprus, to the US 1930, naturalized at some point; Greek Cypriot; High school graduate with 2 years of college; Single; Waiter and Driver; CP 1933, Spanish CP, Pankypriaki, Food Worker Local 302, Greek Workers Club; Domicile W42nd street, NYC; Sailed aboard Ile de France under the name Kyriacon Hajisgeorgiou; Arrived in Spain on March 7, 1937; Served with the 1st Regiment de Tren, 2nd Squadron; Rank Soldado; Served at Brunete, Teruel, and Aragon; Changed name after return to Aris Georgiou, married had 3 children: (daughters Jane Jorgensen and Connie Georgiou); VALB, d 1974. Christos Lazos, Dying in Madrid states incorrectly that Hagis died in Spain; Tsermegas indicates that he was killed in action on the Ebro Front.

Sources: Cadre; Inventory North Americans; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 415, ll. 65 (damaged document); RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 551, ll. 25 (fiche); Cypriot; Steve Tsermegas and L. Tsirmirakes, No Pasaran. Greek Antifascist Volunteers in Spain, Athens 1987. Code A1