BiographyZiegler, Albert b. May 26, 1915, NYC; Polish American; POW; Father David Ziegler (1887-?), mother Ida Ziegler (1887-?); Single; Attended the City College of New York for 2 years; Single; Seaman; YCL 1932 and CP 1932; Domicile 340 W. 57th Street, NYC; Traveled on Seaman’s papers; Sailed as a seaman aboard the American Traveler, jumped ship on October 21, 1937 to volunteer in Spain; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on September 29, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN; Rank Soldado; Captured March 10, 1938, Belchite, Retreats; Released August 25, 1939; Returned to the US as a workaway on September 1, 1939 aboard the President Roosevelt; d. July 17, 1940, New York, of a brain tumor, buried in Beth El Cemetery Parammus, New Jersey.
Sibling: sister Florence (Florance) Ziegler (1912-?).
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; BN 58 Retreats; Cadre; Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1019, ll.12-13 ver ar gen amer and 14 Fiche notes POW; USSDA 2:1062, 62:0100.
Photograph: Albert Ziegler from his application for a Seaman’s Certificate of Identity and below, Leon Tenor, Samuel Toole, Albert Ziegler and William Stone returning aboard the President Roosevelt, Daily Worker, September 6, 1939; and undated.