Lerner, Sol.


Lerner, Sol. (Lerner, Isiah; Esau), b. August 23, 1912, NYC; POW; Father Joseph Lerner (1885-1919), mother Fannie Tischler Lerner (1891-1918); Was in the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of the City of New York for an unspecified time until he and his brother Nathan were taken out by their father on September 17, 1918; Morris High School, District Evening High School; Single; NYC Public Library; YCL 1934; Received Passport# 363183 on January 25, 1937 which listed his address as 1169 52nd Street, Brooklyn, New York; Arrived in Spain on February 11, 1937; Served initially with a unit in Morata; XV BDE, Lincoln BN, Jarama; Estado Mayor, Photographer; Lincoln-Washington BN; Reported MIA Retreats; Captured March 30-April 10, 1938, Gandesa, Retreats; Exchanged April 22, 1939; Returned to the US on May 10, 1939 aboard the Ile de France; WWII US Army, Railroad Operation BN, train brakeman; Married Natalie Leible Mahon Lerner (1918-?), NYC, daughter Paula Joan Lerner (1956-1959); d. October 24, 1985, Brooklyn, New York.
Siblings: brother Nathan Lerner (1910-1978), sister Annie “Hannah” Lerner Razis (1914-1999).
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Lincoln, BN 58 Retreats; RGASPI; USSDA 2:0713, 56:0925; POW, L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A