Finkel, Alexander.

Biography

k-Finkel, Alexander b. April 17, 1915, Brooklyn, New York; Russian American; Jewish; father Nathan Finkel (1870 Russia); Sent to the Hebrew Orphan Asylum in 1923 along with his brother Sam and sister Tessie; Alexander left the home when he turned 18 in 1934; Artist’s Model; YCL; Received Passport# 367632 on February 17, 1937 which listed his address as 1845 52nd Street, Brooklyn, New York; Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Training BN, Co. 3, Section 2, Group 3; Served with the XV BDE, MG Co., Washington BN, Co. 1, Plana Mayor; Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 1; Rank Soldado; KIA August 25, 1937, Quinto; Brother of Sam Waters.
Siblings: brother Sam Finkel, and sister Tessie Finkel.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Americans and Canadians Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937 Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937; BN 58 Retreats; Washington; RGASPI; Daily Worker August 26, 1937 .
Photograph: Alexander Finkel, Passport Photograph, 1937.