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Sidney Esak Babsky


k-Babsky, Sidney Esak. (Babsky, Ezak), b. July 18 (15), 1906, NYC, Jewish, POW, Attended City College of New York, Teacher, CP September 1933 section organizer, received passport# 369659 on February 25, 1937 which listed his address as 2010 Grand Avenue, Bronx, New York;  Sailed March 10, 1937 aboard the Washington, Arrived in Spain on April 1, 1937, Served with the XV BDE; Captured and executed March 16, 1938 during the Retreats; Interviewed by journalist William Carney shortly after capture.

Source: SACB, Cadre, BN 58 Retreats, RA, USSDA 2:0389, 52:0498-0660; Pacific SW.



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Last Name Babsky
First/Middle Name Sidney Esak
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