Graeber, Kenneth.


Graeber, Kenneth b. November 11, 1914, Lawrence, Kansas; University of Kansas; Single; Student; YCL September 1936; Received Passport# 4316343 on June 2, 1937, which listed his address as 433 Ohio Street, Lawrence, Kansas and Detroit, Michigan; Sailed June 16, 1937, aboard the Aquitania; Travelled with Don Henry who was also from the University of Kansas; Arrived in Spain via Espolla on June 30, 1937; Trained with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau; Sent to 1st Evacuation Group, Ambulance Driver, picked up ambulances from Port Bou on August 6, 1937; Served at Belchite, Teruel, The Retreats, and Ebro Offensive; Was sent to Benecassim hospital just before Fuentes de Ebro with jaundice; Returned to the US on December 15, 1937 aboard the Paris; WWII Merchant Marine on Atlantic and Pacific ships, made rank of 3rd Mate; d. February 20, 1996, NYC; Graeber self-published one of the first studies on Spanish Republican currency.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; RGASPI; ALBA 295 Pearl Campuzano/Kenneth Graeber Clippings Relating to the Spanish Civil War; Good Fight A; Harriman. Code A
Ken Graeber, The Unkown Contingent, The Volunteer, v. 13, no. 2, February 1991, reprinted in The Volunteer Blog, posted January 13, 2015.
Kenneth Graeber Interview, ALBA V 48-070 , May 1, 1985, Manny Harriman Video Oral History Collection; ALBA VIDEO 048; box number 6; folder number 23; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.
Photographs: Kenneth Graeber in Spain RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 902; and below Graeber returning on the Paris; December 1938. VALB Photograph, (detail from a group photograph).