Rauschwald, Mark Benjamin.


Rauschwald, Mark Benjamin. (Rauschwald; Allen D.); b. July 12, 1908, NYC; Jewish; Father Morris Rauschwald, mother Rose Rauschwaldd; 4 years Cooper Union school of the arts, Single; Graphic Artist, CP 1935, Union of American Artists CIO, Commercial Artists and Designers Union, AFL Local 20329; Received Passport# 366570 on February 11, 1937 which listed his address as 117 (62) Pulaski Street, and 255 West 19th Street, both Brooklyn, New York; Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain on March 3, 1937; Trained at Madrigueras sent to the front on April 7, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; July 4 transferred to Regimental staff as a runner first for Hourrihan then Cunningham; Acting responsible in Hospital Villanueva de la Jara and hospital Cultural Commission, Cultural Commission at Albacete; Transferred January 10, 1938 to Military Censor in IB Mail Service, Appointed Responsible fo the Anglo American Section of the Censor office March 10, 1938, July 1, 1938 appointed American Press Censor; Served at Jarama and Brunete; WIA on the July 9, 1937 Mosquito Ridge, Brunete, to hospital in Madrid 10 days, then to IB hospital at Villanueva de la Jara; Moved to Benisa in November 1937 for convalescence, spent 15 days there; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII Armed forces; Member of San Diego Post VALB; d. June 25, 1985, San Diego, California, buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Lincoln; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 968, ll. 5-27; ALBA 92 Mark Rauschwald Papers; Sue Garson, “For Whom the Bell Tolled, San Diego Veterans of the Spanish Civil War, San Diego Reader, July 17, 1980; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave# 3426203. Code A
Photographs: Mark Rauschwald, in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 968; and The Lincoln Brigade.