Biographyk-Witt, Arthur (birth name Witkowsky Trent, Tom party name?); b. October 4, 1907, Brooklyn, New York; Polish American; Father Herman Witkowsky (1882-1933), mother Ida (Silverman) Witkowsky (1884-1963); Family changed name to Witt in 1916; One semester ROTC; Graduated from New Utrecht HS in 1930; Attended CCNY, transferred to the University of Missouri for one semester in Spring 1925, returned to CCNY and graduated in 1930; Completed two semesters in 1936 toward a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago; Married Ruth E. Cizon March 17, 1930, daughter Syria Nina Witt; CP or Anti-Fascist; Received Passport# 4724, Chicago series, on January 6, 1937 which listed his address as 3830 Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, Illinois and Leadville, Ohio; Sailed January 28, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; Likely arrived as one of the reinforcements who joined the Lincoln Battalion on February 25 or 26; KIA February 27, 1937 in the assault on Pingarron Heights, Jarama; Witt is among the students from CCNY listed on the Memorial Plaque that hangs in the North Academic Center on the CCNY campus.
Siblings: sister Edith May Witt (1911-2000) and brother Mervin Herbert Witt (1916-2013).
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1014, ll. 93 fiche with dod; Biographical article by Peter Witt. Code A
An Early Casualty of the War: Arthur Witt, By Bert Witt and Peter Arthur Witt, The Volunteer Blog; March 9, 2019.
Photographs: Arthur Witt Passport Photograph, 1937, and with daughter Syria, 1933, Family Photograph courtesy Peter Witt.