Shapiro, Henry.

Biography

k-Shapiro, Henry. (Shapiro, Saul/Sol); b. December 4, 1910 (1909; March 12, 1910), Boston, Massachusetts; father Jacob Shapiro (b. 1865, Russia, naturalized-?); National Guard; 1 year of college; Traveling Salesman; No political affiliation or CPC; Received Passport# 464484 on July 22, 1937 which listed his address as 166 Howard Avenue, Roxbury, Massachusetts; Sailed July 28, 1937 aboard the Washington; Arrived in Spain via Espolla on August 8, 1937; Served with the XV Brigade, Stole the Mac-Pap ambulance and deserted at Aragon with Ralph Isenberg, Richard Brown and Granville Walker Paine, they were apprehended at the border; Shapiro was tried and sentenced to death October 5, 1937, sent back to Brigade under guard, was with the Brigade in January 1938; KIA January 27 (21), 1938, Teruel; Possibly captured and executed.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; Canadian; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll. 6, Special List for Personnel Service, Deserters Who Are Now in Spain, January 16, 1938; Opis 6, Delo 986, ll. 40-41 (includes Rapport No 1745 bh – en cause: Shapiro Henry dated September 22, 1937, in French); Code A1
Photographs: Henry Shapiro, Passport Photograph, 1937; Robert Woodrow Isenberg, and Henry Shapiro (deserter), November 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection ; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0979. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.