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Simo Karhu


Karhu, Simo

Karhu, Simo. b. Jamaica, New York; Finnish American; 26 years old; Sailed March 12, 1937 aboard the Iled de France; Served with the XI BDE (Thaelman), Edgar Andre BN, MG Co., later transfered to postal service at Brigade Headquarters in Valencia as a driver. Rank Sargento.; After leaving Spain Karhu was detained in a French Concentration camp; He was not allowed to return to the US instead he went to Finland and later to Sweden.

Source: Finnish, K. E. Heikkinen, ed., Meidän Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain), Finnish Workers Federation, USA, Inc., 1939, translated by Matti A. Mattson.

Photograph: Simo Karhu. Meidän Poikamme Espanjassa (Our Boys in Spain).


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