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George F. Redlich


George Redlich, Post-Spain, Shawn Walker.


Redlich, George F. (Redlich, Georg); b. March 22, 1919, Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma; German-American; Parents Frederick Wilhelm Redlich (1880-1940) and Bertol Eckold (1891-1954), brother Paul Richard Redlich (1923-2007), sister Kathleen Mary Redlich (1925-1990); Moved from Oklahoma to Chicago when he was 12; Hyde Park High School; Single; Student; CP;  Received Passport# 4770, Chicago series, on January 22, 1937 which listed his address as 5709 Dorchester Avenue, Chicago, Illinois; Sailed January 28, 1937 aboard the Aquitania.; Arrived in Spain March 17; Served in Sanidad; Returned to the US on August 30, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Repatriated due to his age and mother ill; Married Josephine M. Simpson on November 4, 1940, one daughter Karla Redlich; Redlich was working as an Artist for the W.P. A. at the time of his death; d. December 21, 1941, Chicago, Illinois, in an automobile accident, buried Mount Hope, Worth, Cook, Illinois; Categorized as “very young, homosexual;” Many of his paintings hang in the Chicago Art Institute https://www.artic.edu/collection?artist_ids=Georg+Redlich

Sources: Sail; SACB; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 53, ll. 8, Repatriations (hand-written) April 16, 1937;  Opis 6, Delo 53, ll. 37, List of Repatriated Comrades up to July 1st [1937]; Opis 6, Delo 565, ll. 39 (ver ar gen can); Opis 6, Delo 848, ll. 35, Complete List of Americans on File April 13, 1937; Opis 6, Delo 969, ll. 6, (ver ar gen amer); Ancestry L-W Tree.

Photograph: George Redlich, post-Spain, Shawn Walker.


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George Redlich, left, post-Spain, Shawn Walker.

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Last Name Redlich
First/Middle Name George F.
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