BiographyFreed, Harry (family name Froimovich); b. August 28, 1901, Ukraine, Russia, Naturalized 1921 Supreme Court Brooklyn, NY; Russian American; Jewish; Youngest of 7 children, mother Hannah Chone; father died when he was 3 years old, older brothers emigrated and later brought the rest of the family; grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Attended Boys HS but left to work at 14; Single, Garment Worker, Salesman, and Laundry Driver (Trade Unity League L -TULL); Unemployed at the start of the depression became a leader in the unemployed councils; CP; Received Passport# 367440 on February 15, 1937 which listed his address as 450 East 81st Street, NYC; Sailed March 10, 1937 aboard the Washington; Returned to NY aboard the Berengaria on November 23, 1937 returned on pp 329 Paris series issued November 15, 1937 which listed his address as 1437 York Avenue, NYC also aboard the ship were Joe Gordon, Herbert Hutner, and William White; d. July 12, 1986.
Siblings: brother Jacobo Jose Froimovich, sister Sylvia Salzman (1901-1977) (total of 7 children).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Harriman; L-W Tree Ancestry.
Harry Freed Interview, ALBA V 48-045, April 14, 1986, Manny Harriman Video Oral History Collection; ALBA VIDEO 048; box number 4; folder number 23; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.
Photograph: Harry Freed, Still from Manny Harriman Interview.