BiographyFranklin, Zalmond David (Solomon; “Zallie”); b. September 14, 1909, Wisconsin; Jewish; Father Dr. Samuel Nathan Franklin (1881-1958), mother Minnie Schnell Franklin (1881-1965); University of Wisconsin, studying Bacteriology; Student; Received Passport# 433766 on June 4, 1937 which listed his address as 1351 Teuhy Avenue, Chicago, Illinois; Sailed June 12, 1937 aboard the Georgic; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on July 3, 1937 via Setcases; Served as a bacteriologist at a Spanish Loyalist Base hospital along with his father; Returned to the US on March 23, 1938 aboard the Andania; Married Sylvia Calen who participated with him in a Soviet spy ring; Married Rose Richter (1919-1981) in 1944 or 1945 after divorcing Sylvia Calen, together they had daughters Linda Brody and Helen Franklin; d. June 4, 1958, New York.
Siblings: sisters Denora (1907-1985), and Charlotte (1914-1966).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Figueres List; Repatriation List (2/17/1938, ll. 114); RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 892, ll. 28 (voir archgen under Franklin, David, Soloman); Opis 6, Delo 35, ll. 40; USSDA 2:0549, 54:0319; Zalmond Franklin ‘Somewhere in Spain,’ The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin, October 11, 1937, p. 2. Code A
Family Bonds: American Fathers and Sons in the Spanish Civil War, By Chris Brooks and Lisa Clemmer, The Volunteer Blog, February 27, 2018.
Photographs: Zalmond Franklin Washington High School Yearbook 1928, and Samuel and Franklin undated, L-W Tree Ancestry.