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Moses Fishman
September 28, 1915 – August 6, 2007
Moe Fishman in 2002
Nickname Moe Fishman
Place of birth New York City, New York, United States
Place of death Manhattan, New York, United States
Allegiance United States American
Unit Abraham Lincoln Brigade
Battles/wars Battle of Brunete

Moses Fishman (September 28, 1915, in New York City – August 6, 2007) fought with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and was wounded during the Spanish Civil War. He was general secretary of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Veterans' Association.


On July 5, 1937, during the Battle of Brunete, a sniper shot Fishman in the thigh, leaving 32 pieces of bone and metal.[1][2] Moses Fishman died in Manhattan aged 92 on August 6, 2007, from pancreatic cancer.


  1. ^ "Moe Fishman Dies at 92; Fought in Lincoln Brigade". New York Times. August 12, 2007. Retrieved 10 August 2007. "Moe Fishman, who as a 21-year-old from Astoria, Queens, fought Fascists in Spain with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and was severely wounded, then led veterans of that unit in fighting efforts to brand them as Communist subversives, died on August 6 in Manhattan. He was 92. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said Peter Carroll, chief of the board of governors of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives."  
  2. ^ "Unsung, But Unbowed Fire Of Their Cause Lives On In Americans Who Fought Fascism In Spanish Civil War". Hartford Courant. May 28, 2000.  

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