Lisberg, Norman.


k-Lisberg, Norman. b. February 10, 1911, Abita Springs, Louisiana; African American; Father Manuel Lisberg (1874-1928), mother Camille Louise Flot (1884-1959); High School education; Single; Laborer and Carpenter; CP and YCL 1931, branch/unit secretary; Domicile 919 1⁄2 Jefferson Avenue, Los Angeles, California; Sailed June 12, 1937 aboard the Georgic; Arrived in Spain via Setcase on June 30, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN in training then to Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 1; WIA at Belchite; Killed in action January 25, 1938, Teruel.
Siblings: sisters Hilda Lisberg (1904-1999), Dorthy Lisberg (1906-?), and Clarabelle Lisberg (1908-?).
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 557, ll. 81 (Fiche); Mac-Pap; L-W Tree Ancestry.     Code A
Biography:  Norman Lisberg was born in Abita Springs, Louisiana on February 19, 1911. The family was interracial and active in left wing and labor causes. After initially moving to Harlem, they relocated to Los Angeles, California. There Lisberg joined the YCL and CP in 1931. Lisberg departed for Europe, on board the Georgic, on June 12, 1937. In Spain, Lisberg was at first assigned to the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion and then later transferred to the Lincoln-Washington Battalion. He fought at Quinto and Belchite where he was wounded. Lisberg recovered and returned to action. He was killed at Teruel on January 25, 1938. ~ Chris Brooks

Photograph: Norman Lisberg, Lincoln-Washington Battalion, December 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0954. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.