Shapiro, Manuel.

Biography

k-Shapiro, Manuel. (Manny Schapiro); b. January 18, 1917, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Jewish; father Isreal Shapiro (b. in Palestine); High School education; Single; Curtain manufacturer; No political affiliation; Received Passport# 417386 on May 19, 1937 which listed his address as 2538 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Sailed June 4, 1937 aboard the Statendam; Arrived in Spain via Espolla on June 23, 1937; Served with the XV Brigade, with the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion in training he was transferred to the Lincoln-Washington Battalion as a replacement; Served at Quinto, Belchite and the Retreats; WIA Belchite; Rank Soldado; WIA Belchite, was in hospital for months; Requested repatriation; KIA April 3, 1938, Gandesa during the Retreats.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Battalion 58 Retreats; Figueres List; Mac-Pap; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 986, ll. 42-50; USSDA 2:0923, 60:0195.
Photograph: Manuel Shapiro, Passport Photograph, 1937.