Vicente Pertegaz Martinez - Vicente Pertegaz Martínez
Born in the Valencian town of Bétera on November 1, 1909, [ 1 ] he studied teaching. He would go on to teach as a national professor, at the same time that he developed an intense activity in the Federation of Teaching Workers (FETE) of the UGT . He also joined the Communist Party of Spain (PCE). [ 2 ] After the outbreak of the Civil War he joined the Republican militias, becoming part of the so-called " Fifth Regiment ". [ 3 ]During the course of the war, he served as commander of the 99th Mixed Brigade [ 4 ] and, later, of the 9th Division . [ 5 ] [ 6 ] At the end of the war he went into exile in the Soviet Union along with other communist politicians. [ 7 ]
Upon his arrival in the USSR he settled in Moscow, where he would work as a Spanish teacher at the Institute of Languages in the Soviet capital. [ 8 ] In 1941, after the German invasion of the Soviet Union, he moved to the city of Ufa , where he would work as a translator for the Comintern . [ 8 ] Between 1948 and 1969 he worked as a Spanish translator for Sovexportfilm , a Soviet state company in charge of importing and exporting films. [ 7 ] He retired in 1969, moving in 1974 to the city of Sukhumi . [ 9 ]
Returned to Spain in 1984, the country where he resided until his death on August 30, 2002. [ 9 ]
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- Engel , Carlos (1999). History of the Mixed Brigades of the People's Army of the Republic . Madrid, Almena. 84-922644-7-0 .
- Martínez Bande , José Manuel (1981). The battle of Pozoblanco and the closure of the Merida stock market . Madrid: Editorial San Martín.
- VV.AA. (2013). Exile and cinema . University of Deusto. ISBN 978-84-9830-364-3 .