k-Abramofsky, Bernard. (Aibel, Leonard); b. March 4, 1919; ROTC 3 years; Single; Actor; CP 1936; received passport# 366744 on February 11, 1937 which listed his address as 726 Shepard Avenue, Brooklyn, New York; Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain on March 17, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, collapsed at Brunete; returned to the Lincoln-Washington BN after the Retreats, He was executed behind the lines in May 1938.
Source: SACB, Americans, USSDA 2:0376, 52-0381; ALBA 259 – Bernard Abramofsky Papers, Milton Wolff, Another Hill; Peter Carroll, Odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, pp. 184-7.
Bernard Abramofsky (also known as Leonard Aibel) was a member of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade who was also involved in theater and appeared in vaudeville performances in Spain. He deserted several times, was returned to the lines, and was eventually shot by one of his comrades. - Biography courtesy of Tamiment Library, NYU.
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