Silverman, Max.

Biography

Silverman, Max. (Max Roberts), b. April 2, 1915, NYC; Jewish; Graduated of Commerce High School; Single; Bookkeeper; CP 1935 and YCL 1935 (1933); Received Passport# 367085 on February 13, 1937 which listed his address as 30 St. Marks Place, and 329 East 20th Street, both NYC; Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain on March 17, 1937; Served with the Secretariat in Albacete; Attended Sniper School; Later with the XV Brigade, Lincoln-Washington Battalion, Co. 3; After the Retreats he rejoined the Lincoln-Washington Battalion, and served in Co. 4 in the Light MG group; Last unit (September 1938) Lincoln Washington Battalion (Brigade, Sanidad), Sanidad; Rank Brigada; Served at Fuentes de Ebro, Teruel, Retreats and the Ebro Offensive; Evacuated at Teruel due to frostbite; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII US Army, ETO, 332nd Engineers, He participated in the D-Day invasion and saw action in France, Belgium and Germany, discharged 1946; d. January 22, 1998, NYC.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Americans; Pay; RGASPI; USSDA 2:0932, 60:0318.
Photograph: Max Silverman in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 988.