Catalogo number 034 – Labor Camp Number 2, Detachment in Tivissa

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June 5, 1938

Source: colectalia.com, lot CT039

Stationery postcard Edifil 79n (serial number A5922116) with no references pointing to the origin in the SIM’s labor camp number 2, but in the chronology of the sender while he was interned, known thanks to other cards sent by the same prisoner. No postmark, but text on the back dated on June 5, 1938.

Transcription:

Molt estimat germa: Desitxaria que en rebra aquestas ratllas os trobesiu be de salut com yo.

Joaquim, voldria que tinguesis la molestia de escriurem cuatra ratllas per esplicarme forsa cosas que pasan per aqui a Collbató, esplicam com ban les anyadas de sembrat del ordi, si ya el segeu, i com marchan las vinyas. Digam si has plantat las tabaqueras, dons me agradaria molt que mu escrigesis per que encara no e rebut cap carta vostra. No me envieu cap peseta dons aqui es el que sobra, contes usales en tabaco. Res mes, una abrasada per la mara i la avia i tu, del teu germa Juan Jorba, 5-6-38.

Translation:

Dearest brother: I wish you have good health, like me, when you receive this text.

Joaquim, I would like you to write me explaining what’s going on in Collbató. Tell me how the barley grows, if you have started the harvest, how the vineyards are. Tell me if you have planted tobbacco. I would love you could write to me, as I’ve not received any letter from you yet. Do not send money, it is useless here, but send tobbacco instead. No more to tell, hugs for mom, for the granny and for you, from your brother Juan Jorba, June 6, 1938.