Col. Henryk Torunczyk, born in Włocławek, (1909–1966) was a Polish soldier. He later volunteered to fight with the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War. He was sometime commander of the Naftali Botwin Company; Chief of Staff of XIII International Brigade and leader of an International Unit formed in January 1939 from a rump of Brigade veterans who remained in Spain after demoblisation. They crossed the border in Spain on about 9 January 1939 He later became a partisan. Since 1943 he was surveyor of forming Samodzielny Batalion Szturmowy.
He is also called: Henrik Torunczyk and Henrik Tourunczyk.
- Hugh Thomas, The Spanish Civil War, 4th Rev. Ed. 2001.
- Antony Beevor, The Battle for Spain, 2007.
- Cecil Eby, Comrades and Commissars, 2007.
- (in Spanish) Order of Battle site
- "A ghost brigade ... [it] soon fell apart" Eby, Comrades and Commissars, p 415.
- Thomas, The Spanish Civil War, p 855
- Beevor, The Spanish Civil War, p855.
- AJEX: Jews in the Spanish Civil War
- Ryszard Terlecki, Miecz i tarcza komunizmu. Historia aparatu bezpieczeństwa w Polsce 1944-1990, Kraków 2007, s. 10.
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