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John Hagiliou


Hagilou, John

Hagiliou, John. (ΧΑΤΖΗΛΑΟΥ, ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ; Hatzilaou; Hadjigeorgiou, Kyriakon; Hageleou; Hadjilahus, Evangelos); b. Island of Kalymnos, Greece; Greek American; 9 years prior military service; Single; Printer, Food worker, Painter, and Carpenter; CP 1931; 36 years old; Domicile 329 7th Avenue, NYC; Sailed aboard the Ile de France; enrolled in IB on January 6, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; Mess SGT and in Quartermaster section, last unit XV BDE, Estado Mayor, Deposito, rank Alferez; placed under arrest and imprisoned around 22 January 1938 for making criticisms of the Communist Party of the USA. for making criticisms of the Communist Party of the USA. His comments, “All the money, which the Communist Party collects in the United States in order to buy cigarettes and other presents for the comrades in Spain is being spent by the members of the Party in eating steaks in the Fifth Avenue. If you return to the United States, go also to the 32nd Street and to the 13th Street and tell them to …” and “You will be dishonorable persons if you will not tell them this, which I have said.” were reported to the Brigade by fellow volunteers Douris, Halepsis, Vretos and others. Did not return to the US after Spain, settled in Greece; was the cousin of Filippos (Phillip) and Nikos (Nick) Pappas.

Sources: Sail (under Hadjigeorgiou), Cadre (under Hagilau), Pay, RA Opis 6, Delo 415., Greek I, D. Paleologopoulos Greek Antifascist Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), Athens 1986; Steve Tsermegas and L. Tsirmirakes, No Pasaran. Greek Antifascist Volunteers in Spain, Athens 1987.

Photograph: RA Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 415.

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