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Samuel Romer


Romer, Samuel

Romer, Samuel

Romer, Samuel. b. September 21, 1912, Detroit, Michigan, Jewish, CoB, POW, Graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Journalism, Married to Edna Drabkin Romer, Journalist, Socialist Party 1927, Received passport# 398678 on April 27, 1937 which listed his address as 250 West 10th Street, and 216 29th Street, both NYC, Sailed May 11, 1937 aboard the Washington, Arrived in Spain on May 30, 1937 after surviving the sinking of the City of Barcelona, Planned to join the Debs Column, Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN in training; BDE Staff, Paymaster; XV BDE, 24th BN, Captured March 12, 1938, Hijar, Retreats. Exchanged October 8, 1938, Returned to the US on October 18, 1938 aboard the Queen Mary, WWII US Army, Meteorologist, later civilian consultant to Mac Arthur in Japan, d. 1965.

Sources: Sail, SACB, Mac-Pap, RA, Harriman.

Photograph: Samuel Romer, 24th Battalion, January 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0946. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.


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