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Harold Melofsky

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Melofsky, Harold


k-Melofsky, Harold. (Malopsky, Meloff, Malofsky), Jewish, Actor and composer member of the Convulsionaries, YCL, received passport# 387781 on February 17, 1937 which listed his address as 1022 Stubbins Avenue, NYC, 23 yrs. old, Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Brunete, KIA September 15, 1937, Belchite.

Sources: SACB, Americans and Canadians, ALBA 192 – Miriam Sigel Friedlander Papers [correspondence].

Photograph: Harry Meloff. Photograph from a memorial program ALBA.

 


Harold Malofsky (Melofsky) was a composer, playwright, and comedian. Before he joined the International Brigades, Malofsky lived in New York and was active in the Youth Section of the International Workers Order.

Malofsky wrote politically conscious songs and skits and performed with the International Workers Order youth theater group, the Convulsionaries, at meetings and events. In Spain, Malofsky wrote songs for the International Brigades. Malofsky fought at Brunete and Belchite, where he was killed in action on September 5, 1937.

- Biography courtest of Tamiment Library, NYU.  To view the finding aid to the Miriam Sigel Freidlander papers which include letters from Harry Malofsky, click here. Also see the ALBA Digital Library.

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