Susman, William.

Biography

Susman, William. (Ellis, William Robert; Sussman, Samuel; Dorno; William); b. September 15 (25), 1915 New Haven (Bethel), Connecticut; Jewish; High School education 3 years did not graduate; 1 year New York National Guard, 258th Field Artillery; Single; Seaman and Party Organizer; CP 1929 (1935) and YCL, NMU; Arrived in Spain on December 23, 1937; Served with the XV Brigade, Estado Mayor, SIM; Rank Teniente; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII US Army, ETO, rank Sergeant, after the end of the war he was sent to the Philippines; d. February 21, 2003, Sarasota, Florida; Before leaving for Spain Susman recruited volunteers for the IB in Puerto Rico; Susman was one of the founders of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives.
Sources: Cadre (under William Robert Ellis); RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 885, ll. 81-90, photo under Ellis, William Robert and autobiographical sketch; ALBA 107 William Sussman Papers; ALBA AUDIO 107 William Sussman Audio Collection; ALBA VIDEO 107 Bill Susman Videos; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 25, No. 2, June 2003, pp. 3, 18- 20; L-W Tree Ancestry.
Photographs: William Susman, May 1938. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0024. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 885, 997.