Richman, Benjamin David.

Biography

Richman, Benjamin David. (Gorin, Ben; Gordon); b. March 13, 1900, Ostropol, Russia; Russian American; Jewish; father David, d.1938; Attended the City College of New York and Sorbonne in Paris; US Army, 1918 as a medic; Married; School Teacher; CP December 1935, Teachers union Loca 453; Received Passport# 396659 on April 23, 1937 which listed his address as 17 Summit Avenue, Hackensack, New Jersey; Sailed May 15, 1937 aboard the Georgic; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on June 7, 1937; Served with the Albacete Auto Park as a driver and Commisariat for American Drivers; American Hospital Cordoba Front (Moya?); Service Sanitaire Benisa; Political Delegate Recuperation Commission Valencia as Secretary; Responsible 2nd Hospital Center Denia; Served at Quinto, Belchite, Cordoba; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII Armed forces; Spoke French, Russian, Polish, German and Spanish.
Siblings: brother Bernard, Sister Rose
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 971, ll. 36-48.
Photograph: Benjamin Richman in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 971.