Zientz, Harry.

Biography

Zientz, Harry. (Goldstein, Herman; Goldstein, Herbert); b. October 14, 1908, NYC; No prior military service; High School for 1 or 2 years; Single; Printer and Compositor; CP November 1936, Spanish CP; Received Passport# 402418 on May 1, 1937 which listed his address as 911 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York (903 Whitlock Avenue, Bronx, New York); Sailed May 15, 1937 aboard the Georgic; Arrived in Spain via Llansa on June 1, 1937; Trained at Tarazona; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, Co. 2, Runner; WIA October 15, 1937, in hospital Reus - Benicasime October 15, to December 5, 1937; transferred January 31, 1938 to 14th Battery DCA (DECA?), Fuse cutter and Observer; WIA April 19, 1938; Hospital April 19, 1938 to June 12, 1938, Benicasim, Alcoy, and Benisa until June 12, 1938; Had 13 day leave at Benisa; On July7, 1938 transferred to Valencia Anti-Aircraft served there until October 21, 1938; Served at Fuentes de Ebro and Retreats; Returned to the US on February 4, 1938 aboard the President Harding; d. December 19, 1995.
Siblings: 2 brothers, 2 sisters.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; Mac-Pap; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1018, ll. 15 (Spanish CP Carnet); Opis 6, Delo 1019, ll. 16-25. Code A
Photograph: Harry Zientz in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1018.