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 man; 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; WW II US Army enlisted December 12, 1942, and was placed on sick rolls February 21, 1946, he was in Bellvevue Hospital from February 1946 to July 1948, and in 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