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Abraham Eisenberg


Eisenberg, Abraham. Aspiring journalist; received passport# 353073 on November 18, 1936 which listed his address as 1646 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York (104 Devon Street, Boston, Massachusetts), 22 yrs. old, Sailed November 21, 1936 aboard the Rotterdam, Arrived in December 15, 1936, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln Battalion, Jarama; Deserted February 28, 1937, Returned to the US on May 26, 1938 aboard the Washington.,

According to statements made at the American Consulate in Valencia on March 4, 1937:

Subject made a false statement of his age at Albacete whin he filled out the “fiche,” stating that he was over 21 years of age.

From Albacete subject went to a small town, about two or three hours away by bus, doesn’t know the name of it. Made several visits back to Albacete while he was there. Subject stayed at this town from three to four weeks (possibly this is Villarobledo). From there subject was sent to the front, thinks west of Toledo. He was up in the front lines but was relieved from front-line duty, since there was a possibility for him to go home on account of conditions at home. Before subject left for the front he made an application to be sent home. That was more than four weeks ago, and it is now at least nine days since subject was taken out of the front lines. On account of letters received from home, and on account of the letter received from this Consulate, subject could stand it no longer, and on March 3 he left the front and came to Valencia, getting a lift on a truck. He had a pass with the stamp o the International Brigade on it.

            Subject wants to go back home, not on accout of himself, but on account of his family.


            Note: Eisenberg left Valencia on March 11th, in company with Nathan Levin, in an attempt to reach French territory through Barcelona. 

Source: SACB, USSDA 2:0939, 60:0386.

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