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Reuben Barr


Barr, Reuben. (Stowjewa, Conrad Henry; Backofsky, Rueben [real name]; Hendricks, Conrad); b. July 2, 1902, NYC (Kiev, Russia); Russian American; POW; High School education; Divorced; Driver; CP 1932 and IWW; Served with the XV BDE, MacKenzie-Papineau BN in training; Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. Political Commissar;  Captured January 4, 1938, Teruel; Sentenced to death;  Freed March 24, 1940; Returned to the US on March 24, 1940 aboard the Exford; d. May 25, 1993.

Source: Sail, SACB, Cadre, Americans, XV BDE, (under Stownja) 2:0962, 60:0700; POW, SSN (obituary note) The Volunteer, February 1972.


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Additional Notes In his early teens worked as an IWW organizer in the Agricultural Worker's Organization in Kansas and the mid-west. 1920's returned to NYC and worked in father's laundry business.