Ecstein, Sam.

Biography

Ecstein, Samuel (Eckstein); b. October 26, 1912, NYC; 4 years High School; Single; Printer and Metal Plater; CP and YCL 1934, Folding Box Branch of Printing Pressmens Union; Received Passport# 480572 on October 14, 1937 which listed his address as 2960 West 24th Street, Brooklyn, New York; return address 2846 W. 29th Street, NYC; Sailed October 20, 1937 aboard the Queen Mary; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on October 31, 1937; Trained in Tarazona November 5, 1937 to February 12, 1938, to the front March 1, 1938; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3 (June 1938) and Co. 4 (September 1938), Rank Soldado; Served at Retreats (Belchite, Caspe, Gandesa, Batea) and Ebro Offensive; Wounded in action July 28, 1938 during crossing of the Ebro near Villa Alba, hit in forehead, Hospital Militar #2 Barcelona; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; d. May 1987, Bronx, New York; received a bad assessment noted deserted front twice; Spoke English, Yiddish and Spanish.
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre (under Eckstein); Figueres List; Pay; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 885, ll. 9-13; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A