Ginsberg, Louis.


Ginsberg, Louis (Ginsburg); 28 years old; Never in Spain; Married (separated for 2 years) Wife Fay, son Sidney; Received Passport# 365364 on February 4, 1937 which listed his address as 1067 57th Street, Brooklyn, New York (article states 336 Bristol Street - wife’s address); Sailed February 10, 1937 aboard the Washington; Wife contacted authorities and claimed that he abandoned her; State Department had Ginsburg apprehended when the ship docked in Le Havre and sent back to the US; In court his wife admitted they had been separated for two years and the judge advised the jury to acquit Ginsberg.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; L-W Tree Ancestry; “Ginsberg AWOL From Home, Wife Acts to Halt Trip to War,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, NY) February 16, 1937, p. 11.; “Court Scores ‘War Widow’: Says She Lied, Claims Ginsberg Deserted Her to Fight in Spain Is Proven False,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, March 4, 1937.