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Anne Taft


Taft, Anne. (Ann), b. January 1, 1913, NYC, AMB, Jewish, Nurses Training at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital School, Nurse, CP 1935, received a reissued passport# 58 Barcelona series on May 25, 1938 which listed her address as 1435 Clay Avenue, Bronx, New York, Sailed January 16, 1937; Arrived in Spain on January 28, 1937, Served with the Medical Services, Romeral Hospital, d. 1990. Married name Muldavin.

Sources: Sail, SACB, RA, ALBA 077 Anne Taft Papers,Obituary by Frances Patai in The Volunteer, Vol. 12, No. 1. 




Anne Taft (Muldavin), a graduate of Brooklyn Jewish Hospital School of Nursing, served as a nurse with the First American Medical Bureau Unit during the Spanish Civil War. Taft sailed to Spain on January 16, 1937 under the direction of Dr. Edward Barsky and Head Nurse Fredericka Martin.

In February 1937, Taft helped set up the first American hospital in Romeral, turning an abandoned schoolhouse into a medical ward. Taft and her unit had the hospital prepared in time to receive wounded from the Jarma offensive. Taft then served throughout Spain, helping to set up operating rooms in Villa Paz, Tervel, the Aragon Front, Belchite, Gandesa, and Cuevas Lebradas.

She returned to the United States in September 1938. Upon her return, Taft served as a spokesperson for a fundraising drive in New York to send an American relief ship with food, clothing, and supplies to Spain. She married Dr. Leon F. Muldavin of New York City, and they remained in the city throughout their lives. Anne Taft Muldavin died in 1990 in New York City.

- Biography courtesy of Tamiment Library, NYU. 


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