Horzich, Simon.

Biography

k-Horzich, Simon (Sime Horzic; Sam); b. 1898, Ruca, velika Gorica, Croatia, to the US in 1913; Croatian American; Steel Worker and CP Organizer in the Steel and Metal Worker’s Industrial Union (SMWIU); Socialist Party, CP (1919?), member of the Bureau of the CPUSA Yugoslav Section; Received Passport# 209730 on June 11, 1935 which listed his address as 1809 South Fisk Street, Chicago, Illinois; Sailed January 28, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain in January 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Dimitrov BN; Served at Jarama; Died in hospital on April 3, 1937 from wounds suffered at Morata de Tahuña.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; South Slav; Spisak, in Spanija, 5 : 526.

Photograph: Simon Horzich from newspaper clipping collection.