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Zalmond David Franklin


Franklin, Zalmond David. (Solomon; “Zallie”); b. September 14, 1909, Wisconsin; Jewish; Parents Samuel Nathan Franklin (1881-1958) and Minnie Schnell Franklin (1881-1965), Sister Denora (1907-1985), and Charlotte (1914-1966); 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 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 two children; d. June 4, 1958.

Sources: Sail; SACB; 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.

Photograph: Dr. Samuel Franklin and son Zalmond, undated, Family photograph.

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