Redlich, George F..


Redlich, George F. (Redlich, Georg); b. March 22, 1919, Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma; German-American; Father Frederick Wilhelm Redlich (1880-1940), mother Bertol Eckold (1891-1954); Moved from Oklahoma to Chicago when he was 12; Hyde Park High School; Single; Student; CP; Received Passport# 4770, Chicago series, on January 22, 1937 which listed his address as 5709 Dorchester Avenue, Chicago, Illinois; Sailed January 28, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain March 17; Served in Sanidad; Returned to the US on August 30, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Repatriated due to his age and mother ill; Married Josephine M. Simpson on November 4, 1940, one daughter Karla Redlich; Redlich was working as an Artist for the W.P.A. at the time of his death; d. December 21, 1941, Chicago, Illinois, in an automobile accident, buried Mount Hope, Worth, Cook, Illinois; Categorized as “very young, homosexual;” Many of his paintings hang in the Chicago Art Institute
Siblings: brother Paul Richard Redlich (1923-2007), sister Kathleen Mary Redlich (1925-1990).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 53, ll. 8, Repatriations (hand-written) April 16, 1937; Opis 6, Delo 53, ll. 37, List of Repatriated Comrades up to July 1st [1937]; Opis 6, Delo 565, ll. 39 (ver ar gen can); Opis 6, Delo 848, ll. 35, Complete List of Americans on File April 13, 1937; Opis 6, Delo 849, ll 25, List of American Comrades that have been Repatriated as per October 15 1937; Opis 6, Delo 969, ll. 6, (ver ar gen amer); L-W Tree Ancestry L-W Tree. Code A
George Redlich, Volunteer and Artist, By Chris Brooks, The Volunteer Blog, December 14, 2018.
Photographs: George Redlich post-Spain, Redlich is on the back left in the third photograph; Photographs courtesy Shawn Walker.