Sack, Ely Joseph.

Biography

Sack, Ely Joseph. b. September 19, 1915, Brooklyn, New York; Jewish; 2 years City College of New York; Single; Accountant and Bookkeeper; CP May 1936 (1935); Received Passport# 398004 (2984) on April 26, 1937 which listed his address as 8201 Bay Parkway,and 8678 Bay Parkway, both Brooklyn, New York; Sailed May 15, 1937 aboard the Georgic; Arrived in Spain via Espolla on June 10, 1937; Served with the XV Brigade, Mackenzie Papineau Battalion, Battalion Staff, Runner; Served at Fuentes de Ebro; OTS left before completing course; Returned to Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, Staff, Observer; Served at Fuentes de Ebro, Teruel and the Retreats; WIA Caspe; Returned to the US on August 28, 1938 aboard the De Grasse; WWII Served in the Civil Defense Organization as a Firewarden; d. December 29, 2001, Encino, California.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; Mac-Pap; RGASPI; ALBA 194 Ely J. Sack Papers; BSCWC Memoir (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 24, No. 1, March 2002, p. 21; L-W Tree Ancestry.
Photograph: Ely Sack, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, December 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection ; ALBA Photo011; ALBA Photo number 11-0897. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.