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

Reference: CT139

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 / 2on Camp Treball / 1a Companyia / Base Turia / nº 3". Unreadable outcoming postmark and Santa Coloma de Farners arrival postmark dated on August 29, 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 / 2on Camp Treball / 1a Companyia / Base Turia / nº 3". Unreadable outcoming postmark and Santa Coloma de Farners arrival postmark dated on August 29, 1938.

In the text the prisoner writes about his hard living conditions in the camp using pick and shovel, he says he has been vaccinated and that he wants to go home.

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.