Topolianos, Steve.

Biography

Topolianos, Steve. (ΤΟΠΑΛΙΑΝΟΣ/ ΤΟΠΟΛΙΑΝΟΣ, ΣΤΕΛΙΟΣ; Stelio; Stellos, Topolinakis, Stelios Arlenius), b. Creete (?), Naturalized and changed his name to Steve; Greek American; 3 years prior military service; Single; Furrier; CP 1932 (1931); Received Passport# 358485 on December 22, 1936 which listed his address as 266 West 41st Street, NYC (269 W. 26th Street, NYC); 37 years old; Sailed December 26, 1936 aboard the Normandie; Arrived in Spain on January 6, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN, First Aid Man attached to MG Co.; Rank Sargento; Served at Jarama, Brunete and Aragon; WIA in the arm in March 1937; At Jarama was involved in the rescue of CPT Scott; Prior to Spain had been in prison for one and a half years for “class action;” Returned to the US on April 1, 1938 aboard the Washington; Appears to have returned to Spain and Returned to the US again on September 25, 1938 as a stowaway aboard the Britannic;
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Lincoln; Repatriation List (2/4/1938, ll. 105); RGASPI; Greek; I, D. Paleologopoulos Greek Antifascist Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), Athens 1986; Steve Tsermegas and L. Tsirmirakes, No Pasaran. Greek Antifascist Volunteers in Spain, Athens 1987. Code A1