older brother Ben, an adventurer and world traveler, joined the Lincoln Brigade to fight Franco during the Spanish Civil War. He sent
several letters about family history in 1977 including the story of
He was the son of David Richman and Zelda Eichenberg Richman, who died when he was born. David's second wife, Bertha Dayan Richman, raised Ben and his older brother Joe.
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Ben Richman in his home in the 1950's.
Photograph sent to his sister,
Rose Richman Freedman. Hand-written message on
of photo reads:
14 July 1943
I just scored a hit on the Nazi Junkers that bombed my train on April 14, 1938.