BiographyFrankel, Irving (Frankel, Isaac Isidore; Hirsch, Joe); b. June 30, 1907 (1912), NYC; Single; Salesman; CP March 1936; No passport issued; Domicile 202 Herzl Street, Brooklyn, New York and 23 West 8th Street, NYC; Stowed away on the Manhattan to France probably on July 13, 1938; Met Alex Weinerman on the ship; Arrived in Spain on July 26, 1938; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 4; Served at the Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII served in the Merchant Marines doing Atlantic runs; Ran Seaman’s Club for the United Seaman’s Association; d. April 9, 1994, Venice, California.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; ALBA Video 48, Harriman, #44, March 10, 1986; Good Fight C; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Irving Frankel Interview, March 10, 1986, ALBA V 48-044, Manny Harriman Video Oral History Collection; ALBA VIDEO 048; box number 23; folder number 4; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.
Photograph: Irving Frankel in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 892.