Postal stationery from Labor Camp nr. 2, Hospitalet de Mar, 1938

Reference: CT133

Stationery post card Edifil 77n 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 / C.T. [for Camp de Treballa] nº 2 / 1a comp,. / 3a secc. / 4t polotó / 1a Escuadra". No postmarks, but text on the back dated on May 22, 1938.

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Stationery post card Edifil 77n 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 / C.T. [for Camp de Treball] nº 2 / 1a comp. / 3a secc. / 4t pelotó / 1a Escuadra". No postmarks, but text on the back dated on May 22, 1938. The sender's info on this post card is very interesting, as it is the only one we know to provide complete indications about the organization of inmates: 1st Company, 3rd Section, 4th Platoon, 1st Squad.

The text, addressed to the detainee's parents, asks for daily commodities as shoes, belts, sewing pins, tobacco, and food.

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.