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Biography

Bronstein, Oscar (Oskar; Braustein; Brownstein); January 30, 1914, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; father Abraham Brownstein (1885-1943), mother Elizabeth Brownstein (1888-1959); 3 years prior military service; Driver and Seaman; Received passport#364059, on January 28, 1937 which listed his address as 5942 Pine Street, Phlladelphia, Pennsylvania; CP 1936 Section 3, ILD, Arrived in Spain February 17, 1937; Auto Park; later to XIII Service Sanitaire; requested to transfer to Lincoln BN in May1937; Repatriated; Returned to the US on August 28, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt (workaway); d. November 14, 1985, Potomac, Montgomery County, Maryland, buried King David Memorial Gardens, Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia..
Siblings: brothers Maxwell Brownstein (1907-1957), Harold Brownstein (1913-?), Philip Brownstein (1916-1983), Herman Brownstein (1917-?), Sydney Brownstein (1920-1987), John Brownstein (1922-1999), sisters Rose Bronstein (1905-1985), Millie Brownstein (1917-1961), Sara Brownstein (1918-?), Fay Brownstein (1920-?), Elenor Brownstein (1927-?).
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Americans (under Bronstein); RGASPI (under Bronstein) Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll 19, List of American Comrades that have been Repatriated as per October 15 1937; Opis 6, Delo 868, ll. 33, Handwritten biographical letter; Delo 868, ll. 34, Typed Memorandum from XIII BDE Service Sanitaire;;Ancestry L-W Tree. Code A