Biographyk-Wolman, Eugene b. January 4, 1913, NYC; Jewish; Father Aaron A. Wolman (b. 1886 Pinsk, Lithuania-1969), mother Miriam Halper (1881-1961); Attended Amherst College in Massachusetts before transferring to the University of Southern California in September 1933, Graduated from USC in 1936 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Member of Argonauts chapter of Pi Epsilon Theta and the Philosophy Honor Society; Worked in a Los Angeles for the American Can Company, active in the union; Received Passport# 138637 on July 27, 1934 which listed his address as 925 West 41st Drive, Los Angeles, California and 118 N. Fulton Avenue, Van Ettan, New York; Sailed March 31, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Served with the XV BDE, Washington BN, Co. 3, Section 2; KIA July 23, 1937, Brunete; Note to FALB indicates that he was put into an ambulance that was apparently destroyed before it reached a hospital.
Siblings: Mary Haru (1905-?), brothers Milton Halper Wolman (1914-2007).
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Washington; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1015, ll. 42 (ver gen amer.); Letter to Phil Bard, FALB, October 25, 1937, Opis 6, Delo 51, ll. 18; Opis 6, Delo 1015, ll. 42 (ver ar gen amer); “Song for an Unsung Hero,” by Peter Dreier, American Prospect Longform, biography of Fred Ross Sr. who was a friend of Wolman’s at USC http://prospect.org/article/song-unsung-hero; Wolman is listed on the Madison, Wisconsin ALBA Monument http://www.wisconsinhistoricalmarkers.com/2014/04/voluntarios-internacionales-de-la.htmCommencement program, USC (1936), p. 42 http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll104/id/241979/rec/2 “Trojan Graduate Killed in Spain, Gene Wolman dies Fighting For Loyalists,” Daily Trojan, V. 29, No. 33, Noember 3, 1937, p. 1. http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll104/id/49831/rec/4
Photograph: Eugene Wolman. Among Friends.