Gordon, Lazar.

Biography

Gordon, Lazar (Leo) b. June 11, 1909; Single; School Teacher; CP 1933; Received Passport# 376800 on March 20, 1937 which listed his address as 566 West 162nd Street, NYC; Sailed March 27, 1937 aboard the Paris; Arrived in Spain on April 15, 1937; Served in XV BDE, Washington BN, Co. 3, Section 2 and Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3 from July 6- September 25, 1937; Served at Brunete, Quinto, and Belchite; Sent to Albacete for repatriation as his teacher license was nearing expiration; Served as responsible at Garde Nacionale; Last unit 35th Battery Anti-Air Anti-Tank, 4th Groupo, political commissar, May-June 1938; Served at Castellon and the Levante; Returned to the US on Februray 4, 1938 aboard the President Harding; d. 1969.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Washington; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 901; USSDA 2:0594, 55:001; Abe Smorodin, “The Boys of Williamsburg,” The Volunteer, Volume 22, No. 2, Spring 2000, pp. 6-7; L-W Tree Ancestry.
Photograph: Lazar Gordon and John Q. Robinson, Assitant Commissar of the XV BDE, September 1937, The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection ; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0702. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries