Person - Warren, Alvin R. (1913-1997)

Warren, Alvin R. (1913-1997)




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Fechas de existencia:

Brooklyn (Nueva York, Estados Unidos)  1913-05-15 - New York  1997-10-18


Warren, Alvin R. was born on the 15th of May 1913 in Brooklyn, New York, but he was raised in Mount Vernon, New York. His parents were Jewish. At age sixteen, he joined the Young Communist League and later became a member of the Communist Party. In the early 1930s, he worked with groups agitating for labor reform and was soon appointed a full-time labor organizer for the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).

Warren volunteered for Spain and joined the Abraham Lincoln Brigade soon after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 where he quickly rose to the rank of lieutenant. He served in the Albacete Auto Park as Driver and in the 15th International Brigade where he worked as driver, assistant and bodyguard. When the International Brigades left Spain in 1938, he returned to America and continued his activity on behalf of left-wing, pro-labor, and anti-fascist political causes. Upon the United States' entry into World War II in 1941, Warren fought off charges of "suspected disloyalty" to join the U. S. Army, and eventually participated in the D-Day invasion and in ground battles in both France and Germany.

During the 1950s and 60s, Warren continued his political activity despite harassment from the FBI. In the 1970s, he became an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War, and later denounced American acts of aggression in Cuba, Panama, Grenada and Kuwait. On the local level, he remained active in the struggle to end civil rights violations and racial discrimination in towns in New York State. He died on the 18th of October 1997 in New York.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939






Lugar de Residencia:

Estados Unidos

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Brooklyn (Nueva York, Estados Unidos) in 1913-05-15

Lugar de Defunción:

New York in 1997-10-18


Martínez Reverte, Jorge. Guerreros y traidores: de la guerra de España a la Guerra Fría. 1ª ed. Jorge M. Reverte. Barcelona: Galaxia Gutenberg. 2014. 242 páginas. 978-84-672-5803-5 .

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