Person - Kaufman, Sidney (1914-?)

Kaufman, Sidney (1914-?)




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Fechas de existencia:

1914-04-08 - desconocida


Sidney Kaufman was born on April 8, 1914. He was a merchant seaman working in New York and a member of the Communist Party of the United States of America since April 1936 when he decided to volunteer for the International Brigades in Spain.

He sailed on July 3, 1937 aboard the “De Grasse” and arrived in Spain on July 24, 1937. Kaufman served with British battalion of the 15th International Brigade as a runner. He spent several months in the 35th artillery battery, and was commissar of an anti-tank battery attached to the Slavic battalion on the Aragon Front.

In January 1939, when he was trying to make his way out of the country, Kaufman was trapped in Barcelona and spent the following three weeks traveling the countryside, searching for a means of escape. In February, when he finally crossed the border into France, he was hold in a French Concentration Camp. He spent several days there until he was granted passage home.

Returned into US, Kaufman served in Second World War transporting troops in the South Pacific. After the war, he resumed work as a seaman and he was also a member of the Marine Cooks and Stewards Union and the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union for a long time until he retired in 1979.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939






Lugar de Residencia:

Estados Unidos


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

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