Goldstein, Mendel Milton (Milty O’Goldstein); b. November 3, 1915, NYC, Jewish; Father Morris (Moshe) ben Yisroel Chudnovsky (1890-1969), Mother Faiga Sara (Fannue) Snitkin (Schnitke, Schnittke) (1892-1975), Single; CP 1933; Received Passport# 365397 on February 4, 1937 which listed his address as 340 Snediker Avenue, Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York; Sailed February 6, 1937 aboard the Paris; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Co. 2, Section 1, Assistant Squad Leader; Later to Co. 1, Irish Section; In June 1938 he was with Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 1, Commissar; Served at Jarama and Cordoba; Pulled out of lines in June due to hernia; Worked in rear as an artist; Repatriated to conform to policy; Returned to the US on September 24, 1937 aboard the De Grasse; WWII Armed forces, [record seems to indicate that he returned to Spain]; Married Frieda Fritzy Klempner (1919-2001) November 29, 1941 in Red Bank, Monmouth, New Jersey, daughter Marsha, son Louis; WWII US Army October 6, 1941 to November 13, 1945; d. January 25, 1974, Bronx, New York.
Siblings: Sister Evelyn (1920-1990), Brothers Samuel (1921-1998) and Paul (1923-?).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Lincoln; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 849, ll 21, List of American Comrades that have been Repatriated as per October 15 1937; Voros-Jarama; USSDA 2:0588, 54:0957; Maury Colow “To Milt Goldstein,” The Volunteer March 1975; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
To Milt Goldstein by Maury Colow, The Volunteer, February 1974, reprint The Volunteer Blog, posted August 2, 2019.
Photograph: Milton Goldstein, undated, Family Photograph.