Moscowitz, Ignatz.


Moscowitz, Ignatz. (Moskowitz; Nathaniel Mosco); b. January 10, 1903, Budapest, Hungary; Hungarian American; Jewish; POW; High School education; Single; Electrician and Seaman (NMU); CP 1930; Received Passport# 922 New York series on October 24, 1937 which listed his address as 47 Jackson Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey and NYC; Sailed September 4, 1937 aboard the Champlain; Arrived in Spain on September 19, 1938; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado; Reported MIA Retreats; Captured April 11, 1938 at Tortosa; Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on May 10, 1939 aboard the Ile de France; WWII US Army, was captured by Japanese forces and died in captivity.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; BN 58 Retreats; RGASPI; USSDA 2:0777, 57:0749; L-W Tree Ancestry.
Photographs: Ignatz Moscowitz in Spain, RGASPI and from Seaman’s Protection Certificate application, L-W Tree Ancestry.