Schneller, Maxim Rolfe, Dr..


Schneller, Maxim Rolfe, Dr. b. September 17, 1887, Wahpetow, North Dakota; Ships Doctor; Sailed October 26, 1937 aboard the Washington; Claimed 25 years to Socialist Party; Arrived in Spain on November 3, 1937; Assigned to Service Sanitaier, Rank Captain; “Enganador y estafador” [“swindler and con man”] expelled from Spain June 18, 1938; Claimed to be an American; Uncertain Fate; Appears to have returned to the US on July 21, 1939 aboard the Bremen under the name Max Schneller, a German national (he was originally scheduled to sail on the Dutchess of York); Noted claimed to be a doctor of neurology and given rank of Captain, came to Spain without a passport
Sources: RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll. 2, Special List for Personnel Service, I. Political Suspect and Bad Element List, January 16, 1938; The Bismark Tribune, April 9, 1926, February 19, 1930, February 25, 1931, and November 5, 1935 –; The City Record (NY) May 23, 1934; The Journal of the American Medical Association, October 6, 1934; La Prensa (NY) April 14, 1934; The Brooklyn Eagle, (NY), July 25, 1934; The New York Times, April 25, 1934 and June 30, 1936; Winona Republican Herald, February 25, 1931 
Photograph: Max Schneller in Spain, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 982.