Rui, Rudolph.

Biography

Rui, Rudolph. (Pui); b. November 24, 1905 Brooklyn, New York, returned to Italy in 1907, back to the US in 1930; Italian American; mother Sophia Fine; University of Padow 1925-28; Married; Film Technician; CP 1936, International Alliance Theater Stage Employees (IATSE); Received Passport# 419721 on May 27, 1937 which listed his address as 160 Waverly Place, and 40 Horatio Street, both NYC; Arrived in Spain on July 1, 1937 over the Pyrenees; Served with the Garibaldis, XII BDE, 3rd BN, Co. 4, Secretary in Commissariat; Served at Farlete August 1937, Fuentes de Ebro October 1937, Extramadura February 1938, Caspe-Gandesa March 1938, and Ebro Offensive; WIA at Farlete August 25, 1937, bullet through thighs, hospital Benicassim 20 days; Later in the IB‘s offices; From December 1938 to January 1939 was at the Torellode mobilization center. Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII Merchant Marine; d. July 3, 1976, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 972, ll. 26; Opis 6, Delo 977, ll. 33-41; La Spagna Nel Nostro Cuore; (obituary) The Volunteer, bulletin, September 15, 1976. Code A
Photograph: Rudolph Rui in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 977.