BiographyZivin, Louis (Zwin, Civin); b. November 15, 1897, Russia, To the US 1922 or 1923; Russian American; Grammer school education in Russia; Prior Military Service in the Red Army during the Russian Civil War, 1916-21, Rank SGT; Father Morris Ziven, mother Faga Ziven; Divorced; Self-employed Painter and Interior Decorator; Painter and Decorators International Union, IWO 1933-1937; Received Passport# 5441, Chicago series, on February 19, 1937 which listed his address as 1310 North Washtenaw and 4256 Bernard Street, both Chicago, Illinois (2647 Crystal Steet, Chicago, Illinois); Sailed March 24, 1937 aboard the Manhattan; Arrived in Spain on April 24, 1937; Trained in Tarazona BN of Instruction Co. 1; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 1 from August 7 to November 20, 1937, and Brigade Sanidad from November 20, 1938; Rank Sargento from October 7, 1937; Served at Quinto, Belchite, Fuentes de Ebro, Teruel, Segura de los Baños, Retreats, and the Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; d. August 1981, Miami, Florida; Spoke Russian, German and English.
Siblings: Sister and Brother.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Mac-Pap; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1019, ll. 39-.46 Code A
Photographs: Corporal Louis Zivin, Lincoln-Washington Sanidad, September 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo011; ALBA Photo number 11-0609. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.; and in Spain RGASPI Fond 545, opis 6, Delo 1019.