Post card from Labor Camp nr. 2, Hospitalet de Mar, 1938

Reference: CT132

Post card from Labor Camp number 2 in Hospitalet de Mar under SIM administration, Servicio de Información Militar, (currently, Hospitalet de l'Infant), with sender's info "Josep Blasi Mora / Camp Treball nº 2 / 1a Companyia / Hospitalet de Mar (Tarragona)".

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Post card from Labor Camp number 2 in Hospitalet de Mar (currently, Hospitalet de l'Infant) under SIM administration, Servicio de Información Militar, with sender's info "Josep Blasi Mora / Camp Treball nº 2 / 1a Companyia / Hospitalet de Mar (Tarragona)".

Unreadable post mark, but text on the back dated on May 11, 1938, making this an early shipping from this camp, opened during April 1938. In the text, the prisoner requests his family to send him some goods and certain ammount of money (300 Pesetas) as 'I have a debt from when I was in Montjuïc", referring to Labor Camp number 1, in Montjuïc, Barcelona (some times referred as Poble Espanyol), used as transit camp before prisoners were transferred to their definitive destination.

José Blasi Mora was arrested for sabotage on August 6, 1937 (see Centro Documental de la Memoria Histórica, Signature DNSD-SECRETARIA,FICHERO,8,B0084681) and he was liberated  on February 1939 near the French border, by Division 82 of the nationalist army, after having beeing transferred to Collell sanctuary when the labor camp nr 2 was moved due to the proximity of the front. See La Vanguardia, February 22, 1939, page 4, "Relación de los liberados procedentes del Collell, atendidos en Olot por la División 82".

For more info about SIM's Labor Camp number 2, see Francesc Badia's study, "Els camps de treball a Catalunya durant la guerra civil (1936-1939), Publicacions de l'Abadia de Montserrat, Barcelona, 2001,  pages 163-186.