Person - Wallach, Harry (1912-1999)

Wallach, Harry (1912-1999)

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Fechas de existencia:

Pennsylvania  1912 - Pennsylvania  1999-07-21

History:

Wallach, Harry was born in 1912 near Allentown. He left high school after his sophomore year, apprenticed as a baker, worked on a pig farm, and spent time unemployed. He was 24 when he joined the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in 1936. He was wounded in a battle in the Jarama River Valley. He spent 14 months in Spain before returning to Philadelphia. When he came, he resumed his old trade as a baker when World War II beckoned. He tried to enlist in the Navy in 1942, but was rejected because of his injuries from the civil war. He owned bakeries in the Northeast, West Philadelphia and West Oak Lane before retiring in 1975. He had a keen ear for music, and on his 50th birthday, his family presented him with a cello. He took up the challenge, and practiced and played with the Olney Symphony Orchestra until his recent illness. He died with 87 years old on the 21st of July 1999 of cancer at the hospice of Nazareth Hospital.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939

 

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Brigadistas

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Lugar de Residencia:

Estados Unidos

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Pennsylvania in 1912

Lugar de Defunción:

Pennsylvania in 1999-07-21

Sources

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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