BiographyBrostoff, Bernard b. July 30, 1908, Bialistock (Ancestry L-W Tree gives b. May 15, 1908 Grozna, Poland), Poland; Polish; Father Joseph Brostoff (1884-1957), mother Rose Brostoff (1889-1929); Single; Professional Boxer; CP 1935; Received Passport# 492445 on January 11, 1937 which listed his address as 666 Stone Avenue, and 600 Vansteklen Avenue, both Brooklyn, New York; Sailed January 15, 1938 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on January 25, 1938; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Practicante; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia. WWII Merchant Marine, later enlisted in the armed forces. d. April 1984, Brooklyn, New York.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; Inventory North Americans; RGASPI; Ancestry L-W Tree.
Photographs: Benny Brostoff Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 868; and below Benny Brostoff, Practicante, Lincoln-Washington, April 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0151. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.