BiographyWallach, Jesse (Marsh, Jesse); b. September 13, 1908, NYC; Jewish; Attended University and Law School; Single; Laborer and Electrical Worker; CP January 1937; Received Passport# 426878 on May 27, 1937, which listed his address as 281 (251) West 102nd Street, NYC; Sailed June 2, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrested on June 20, 1937 when the vessel he was travelling to Spain on, the Joven Teresa, was intercepted by the French aviso Granit near Port-Vendres; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on June 22, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, Plana Mayor, Secretary; Rank Sargento; Served at Fuentes de Ebro, Teruel, Segura de los Baños, Retreats and the Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia. Married to the pianist Lucy Brown. d. January 20, 1999.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; Mac-Pap; Pay; RGASPI; (obituary note died in 1999) The Volunteer, Volume 22, No. 1, Winter 2000, p. 19; Joven Teresa list from a letter from Jean Massé to Jim Carmody dated November 30, 1988. Code A
Photograph: Jesse Wallach, Secretary of MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion, January 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0909. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.; and in Spain RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1008.