Berkowitz, Meyer.

Biography

k-Berkowitz, Meier (Meyer; Burk, Meier; Berk, Myer); b. December 7, 1905, Cleveland, Ohio; Hungarian American; father Isaac Berkowitz (b. Hungary to the US 1904, naturalized); High School education; Single; Bricklayer; CP 1934, Branch Organizer;"widely known among the east side youth in Cleveland as star third baseman and batter in softball leagues…" Received Passport# 406888 in May 1937 which listed his address as 2118 Abbington Road, Cleveland, Ohio; Sailed June 2, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on June 30, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion; d. September 5, 1937, in hospital from typhoid; Buried in the International Brigade Cemetery, Albacete.
Source: Figueres List; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 542; Scope of Soviet Activity; Mac-Paps; Americans and Canadians Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937. Code A