Person - Tarragona Jou, María (1915-?)

Tarragona Jou, María (1915-?)




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Spanish teacher that exiled in Mexico. She studied Teacher Education in the Normal School of Barcelona and joined the Republican Left of Catalonia Party. She developed her professional career in the School of the Labor Union of the National Confederation of Labor (CNT), and was part of the teachers of the Government of Catalonia. She increased her studies carrying out a Pedagogy degree. She exiled in France and then in Mexico.

In this last country, she worked as secretary, seller and manager of "Delfín" publishing house. She also collaborated with the "Unión de Mujeres" and with the "Comité de Ayuda al Pueblo Español", and was also member of "Orfeón Catalán", founder of the "Benéfica Hispana", chairperson of the "Junta Directiva" and President of the "Comité de Damas".

She became Mexican citizen and married the diplomat Carlos Zapata Vela (1906-1990), who was Ambassador of Mexico in the URSS and close friend of the President of Mexico, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939



Profesores in  Spain  Obs.:  Maestra del sindicato CNT y de la Generalitat de Catalunya.

Merchants in  México (estado, México)  Obs.:  Vendedora de aceites

Gerentes in  México (estado, México)  Obs.:  Editorial Delfin


Place of arrival:

France in 1939 Obs.:  Exilio


México (estado, México)  Obs.:  Exilio

Place of arrival:

Nuevo Laredo (Tamaulipas, México) in 1940-01-10 Obs.:  Exilio

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Novés de Segre (Les Valls d'Aguilar, Lleida, España) in 1915-10-22



Tarragona, María. Ruiz-Funes, Concepción. Proyecto de Historia Oral "Refugiados Españoles en México", Archivo de la Palabra, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), México : entrevista realizada a María Tarragona. por Concepción Ruiz-Funés [para el Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia de México En Colaboración Con el Ministerio de Cultura de España]. [s.L.: S.N.]: 1988]. 351 H..

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Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (España)  ( He/She works for; Profesora de la escuela del sindicato CNT. )

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Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya  ( He/She is a member of )

Prieto, Indalecio (1883-1962)  ( He/She is friend with )

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