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Louis Eider

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Eider, Louis and Klien, Gabby


Eider, Louis. b. May 10, 1902, Poland; Polish American; To the US in 1913, Naturalized June 26,1925, Ohio; Attended Ohio State University; Married; Lawyer for International Labor Defense; CP May 1935; received passport# 364242 on January 29, 1937 which listed his address as 12328 Brackland Avenue and 3016 ½ Folsom Street, both Cleveland, Ohio, and California (RA also gives address of 3629 E 151st Street, Cleveland, OH); Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain on March 10, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Estafo Mayor, Medical, attended OTS, last unit XV BDE Estado Mayor, rank Sodado; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; WWII US Army, enlisted January 1942 discharged January 1946; d. January 29,  1984, Los Angeles, California.

 

Source: Sail, SACB, Cadre, Americans, XV BDE, Pay, RA, Harriman, Ancestry.

Photograph: Herman “Gabby” Klien and Louis Eider at Mabite, November 1937. The 15th International Brigade Photographic Unit Photograph Collection ; ALBA Photo 11; ALBA Photo number 11-0988. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

 

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