Mendelson, Wilford.

Biography

k-Mendelson, Wilford. (“Mendy”); b. August 17, 1915; Jewish; Attended the City College of New York; Single; Student; YCL 1932; Received Passport# 530801 on May 12, 1938 which listed his address as 1223 Avenue V, Brooklyn, New York; Sailed on board the Manhattan; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on May 29, 1938; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3; Rank Soldado; Killed in action July 29 (28), 1938, Ebro Offensive.
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; Pay; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 946, ll. 35-44 includes a chatty letter that was halted by the censor; Oral History interview of his mother Gert Mendelsohn http://salticid.nmc.csulb.edu/cgi- bin/WebObjects/OralAural; Joseph Leeds, Let My People Know: The Story of Wilfred Medelson, 1943.
Photograph: Wilford Mendelson onboard the Manhattan. Wilfred Mendelson Vertical File, Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.