La Pelosa Labour Camp, Roses (Girona), 1938



1938. Post card from La Pelosa Labour Camp in Roses (Girona) to Barcelona

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La Pelosa labour camp was in a beach of the same name in Roses (Girona).

This camp was dependent directly from General Direction of Prisons of the Ministry of Justice and not from the S.I.M., and there is a very few data about it. For the documental references that have survived, it is known this camp was operative, at least, from August to November 1938 (see Francesc Badia, Els camps de treball a Catalunya durant la guerra civil (1936-1939), pag. 61, note 2).

The post card in this lot is the only known example of correspondence circulated from that camp. Franked with two stamps, 20c Edifil 666 and 5c Edifil 745, and it does not bear any specific mark of the camp. Unreadable roller postmark.

The only way to identify the origin of the post card is the mention made by the sender at the end of the text: "La Pelosa, 2-10-38, Rosas (Gerona)".

Sent to Mercedes Aragonés Corominas by her husband, Julio (of whom we do not know anything else but his name), to Avenida Tibidabo Nº 63, Barcelona.

This lot is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity with no additional cost.