Kunstlich, Alex Cecil.

Biography

k-Künstlich, Alex Cecil (Honig, Cecil; Kunsliak, Carl A.); b. November 15, 1908, Passaic, New Jersey; father Samuel Henry Künstlich (1878-?), Charlotte (Honig) Künstlich (1886-1979); Attended college but did not graduate; Seaman (NMU) and Longshoreman; CP 1935 (1933), expelled but allowed to return; Received Passport# 364894 on February 2, 1937 which listed his address as 330 West 15th Street, Apartment 1-C; NYC; Sailed February 6, 1937 aboard the Paris; Arrived in Havre, France on February 16, 1937; Arrived in Spain on February 17, 1937; Served with the XIV Army Corps; Guerrillas; Rank Major; Believed to have been captured and executed, May 1938, Motril.
Sibling: sister Martha Künstlich (1912-1979).
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 927, ll. 33-40; USSDA (under Kuntzlich, Al) 2:0698, 56:0672; POW.  Code A
Photographs: Cecil Künstlich, Passport Photograph, 1937;  Guerrilla soldiers Bill Aalto, unnamed Spaniard, Cecil Kunstlich and Irving Goff, ALBA/VALB.