Person - Hakam, Harry (1913-1996)

Hakam, Harry (1913-1996)

Identification

Type:

Person

Preferred form:

Hakam, Harry (1913-1996)Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

New York  1913-01-01 - 1996-09-30

History:

Hakam, Harry was born in Brooklyn, New York, on the 1st of January 1913. His father was a building contractor. Hakam finished two years of college and three years of union courses in electrical engineering. He was among the first Americans to join the International Brigades. He sailed on the 20th of February 1937 aboard the "Ile de France" and arrived in Spain on the 4th of March 1937. In Spain, he started out as a machine-gunner, and then he became a runner in a communications unit in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, taking part in the Jarama, Brunete and Aragon offensives. Later he worked in the rear as an electrician. Hakam (who signed some of his letters as "Yog De Von") stayed in Spain until the International Brigades were evacuated in September 1938. He returned to the United States on the 21st of September 1938 aboard the "Ile de France".

In World War II, he was a frogman in the U.S. Navy, and afterward he continued a career as a journeyman electrician and union activist. He died in September 1996.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939

 
World War, 1939-1945

Date of the event: 1939 - 1945

 

Occupations

Activity:

Brigadists

Places

Domicile:

United States

Lugar de Nacimiento:

New York in 1913-01-01

Subjects

Gender:

Varón

Sources

Martínez Reverte, Jorge (2014), Martínez Reverte, Jorge, Guerrilleros y traidores. De la guerra de España a la guerra fría. Madrid, Círculo de Lectores, 2014

Related Authorities

Brigadas Internacionales (España)

Associative relations :

Abraham Lincoln Battalion  ( He/She is a member of )

External Links

Catálogo Archivístico:

Archivegrid

Catálogo Bibliotecario:

Jewish Virtual Library

Recurso web:

The volunteer

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