Personal tools
You are here: Home Volunteers Irving William Rappoport


Email | Share | Print

Irving William Rappoport


Rappaport, Irving

Rappaport, Irving William. (“Rappy,” Isidore, Isreael), b. August 10, 1910, NYC, Jewish, Graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, New York, then to the City College of New York, in 1929 complete 1 yr. at a business school, Single, Food worker in a grocery store, CP 1934, received passport# 360561 on January 8, 1937 which listed his address as 381 Powell Street, Brooklyn, New York, Sailed January 16, 1937 aboard the Paris, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Jarama and Brunete, Returned to the US on September 24, 1937 aboard the De Grasse, WWII US Army, Infantry, later to Medical Services, stationed in India, d. January 17, 2007. 

Sources: Sail, SACB, Lincoln (under Rappaport, Israel); Harriman; (obituary) Scott Louis Clancy, “Irving Rappoport, 1910-2007,” The Volunteer, Volume 24, No. 1, March 2007, p. 22.

Photograph: Life





ALB Archival Materials

Search the Tamiment Archives


Full Database Record

Last Name Rappoport
First/Middle Name Irving William
Ethnicity Note
Immigration Status
AKA Last Name 1
AKA First / Middle 1
AKA Last Name 2
AKA First / Middle 2
Foreign Nation
Foreign Nation City
Alt Pob State, City
Family: Name
Family: Relationship
Family: Begin Date
Family: End Date
Family: Comments
Education HS
Education College / Univ 1
Education College/Univ Notes
Education College/Univ 2
Graduate or Doctoral Work
Graduate or Doctoral Work Notes
Prior Military Service
Passport #
Passport Series
Passport Reported Lost in Spain
Passport Age
Passport Date
PP or Known Address Street
PP or Known Address City
PP or Known Address State
ALT City
Alt State
Sail Date
Marital Status
Marital Notes
Vocation 1
Vocation 2
Vocation 3
Party Affiliation
Date Affiliation
ALT Affiliation
ALT date
ALT affiliation 2
Arrival (in Spain) Date
Units served with
Battle action
Returned Date
Returned other
WWII Service
Place Died City
KIA/MIA/Died other
KIA/MIA/Died other Date
KIA/MIA/Died other Location
KIA/MIA/Died other Battle
Additional Notes Irving “Rappy” Rappoport, husband to Florence Rappoport, died on January 17, 2007, at the age of 96. As a young man in early 1930’s New York City, Rappoport saw the economic inequities that affected not only him, but also those around him, and he acted. He helped to organize the first grocers’ union in New York, bringing living wages and an equitable work week to thousands. In January 1937, he sailed to Spain to fight the good fight against tyranny. Surviving the battle of Jarama, as well as many others, he returned to the states in October 1937 after contracting an illness. He returned to New York, where he met and married Florence Kreitzer in 1939. As World War II began, he left to continue the good fight. After the war, he started and ended a business, worked hard, and helped to raise his two daughters instilling in them his love, ideals, and humor. By Scott Louis Clancybattlefields