BiographyEdelstein, Samuel (Podalsky; Polansky); b. June 7, 1914, Newark, New Jersey; POW; Father Hyman Edelstein, mother Esther Sosnow; College (?); Single; Clerk; Received Passport# 478434 on September 28, 1937 which listed his address as 111 Hawthorne Avenue, Bronx, New York; Sailed October 9, 1937 aboard the Vollendam; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on October 24, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, First Aid; Rank Soldado; Reported MIA Retreats, Gandesa; Captured March 30-April 10, 1938, Gandesa, Retreats; Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on May 6, 1939 aboard the President Harding; WWII US Army, enlisted December 12, 1942; Placed on sick roll February 21, 1946; Bellevue Hospital from February 1946 to July 1948 and Corvin Hospital in Puelbo Colorado from February 1948 to April 1950; Received an honorable discharge on May 2, 1951; Married to Margaret Williamson in 1940; In 1952 he was working as an emergency room nurse; d. January 8, 1978.
Sibling: sister Margaret Williamson.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; BN 58 Retreats; Figueres List; RGASPI; USSDA 2:0845, 58:0943; POW; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A