Schwartzberg, Max (Mordecai).

Biography

Schwartzberg, Max. (Mordecai, Mordkai); b. December 19, 1913, Poland; Polish American; Jewish; Elementary education; Single; Fruit Store Worker and Clerk; CP 1933 (?) and YCL 1935; Received Passport# 376091 on March 18, 1937 which listed his address as 871 Hegeman Avenue, Brooklyn, New York; Sailed April 13, 1937 aboard the Georgic; Arrived in Spain on April 29, 1937; Served with the XV Brigade, Washington Battalion and Lincoln-Washington Battalion, MG Co.; Served at Brunete WIA, Quinto, Belchite WIA September 4, 1937; Returned to the US on August 4, 1938 aboard the Manhattan; d. December 1959, committed suicide.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre (under Schwartzberg, Mordkai); RGASPI.
Photographs: Max Schwartzberg in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 983; and from a group photograph taken aboard the Manhattan.