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Biography

Maraldo, Luigi b. January 14, 1895, Medino, Province of Pordenone, Italy, worked as a steward on ships of the Cosulich line; To the US in 1924 jumped ship ; Italian American; POW; father Pietro Maraldo; mother Elisa (Ventura) Maraldo; Maritime Clerk and organizer among immigrants; To Spain early in 1937; Served in a Transportation unit as a driver; Captured by the Nationalists in September 1938 and imprisoned in San Pedro de CardeƱa prison; Released to Italian authorities, he was detained in Ponza; Captured by the Germans and deported to Buchenwald where he remained until the end of the war; Postwar he lived in Trieste.
Source: La Spagna Nel Nostro Cuore.