Rosenstein, Joseph.

Biography

k-Rosenstein, Joseph. b. April 7, 1915; College graduate (?); Journalist and Writer; No party affiliation; Received Passport# 364808 on February 1, 1937 which listed his address as 2640 Gladstone, Detroit, Michigan; Sailed February 5, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Arrived in Spain on February 14, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Co. 2, Section 1, Group 2, Assistant Group Leader; WIA February 27, 1937 at Jarama; Returned to the Lincoln BN and remained with it when it merged to become the Lincoln-Washington BN at Brunete; In the Commissariat during Quinto and Belchite; Transferred to the 35th Division Estado Mayor as a driver; WIA when his vehicle was strafed; Later became a camp postman; Last unit Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Sargento; Killed in action April 3, 1938, Gandesa, during the Retreats; noted as being under observation was suspected of stealing from wounded and dead.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Lincoln, BN 58 Retreats; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll. 7, Special List for Personnel Service, Demoralized Elements, January 16, 1938;
Photograph: Joseph Rosenstein, from a group photograph at Jarama. ALBA, Paul Burns Collection.