Solodkin, Leo.

Biography

Solodkin, Leo. b. August 3, 1912, NYC; Jewish; Attended City College of New York studying engineering; Single; Construction estimator; CP 1934 (1935, 1936), YCL 1927 and Spanish CP; Received Passport# 396839 on April 23, 1937 which listed his address as 1801 7th Avenue, NYC; Sailed May 8, 1937 aboard the American Importer; Arrived in Spain via Llansa on June 1, 1937; Served with the XV Brigade, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion in training; Transferred to the Lincoln-Washington Battalion; Brigade Scouts; Brigade Estado Mayor, Topography; Lincoln-Washington Battalion, Topography; Served at Quinto, Belchite, Teruel, Retreats and the Ebro Offensive; WIA August 16, 1938 Sierra Pandols; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII US Army, 1942-46; d. April 5, 2001, Flushing, NY.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; Mac-Pap; RGASPI; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 23, No. 3, September 2001, p. 20.
Photographs: Leo Solodkin, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo ?. and Solodkin Topography, April 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0136. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.