Goldstein, Benjamin.

Biography

Goldstein, Benjamin (“Butch”); b. April 15, 1909, Russia; Russian American; Jewish; mother Sarah Goldstein; High School education; Single; Meat Cutter and Professional Boxer; CP November 1934 unit organizer; Received Passport# 414899 on May 17, 1937 which listed his address as 1915 North 32nd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Sailed June 4, 1937 aboard the Statendam; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on June 21, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN; Attended OTS did not graduate; Rank Cabo; Served at Fuentes de Ebro, Teruel, Segura de los Baños, Retreats and the Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; XV BDE; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 549, ll. 101 (fiche); USSDA 2:0584, 54:0908; Harriman.
Photographs: Butch Goldstein. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-1291. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.; and RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 899.