Person - Tapia, José de (1896-1989)

Tapia, José de (1896-1989)




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Córdoba (España)  1896-02-27 - 1989


Spanish teacher that exiled in Mexico after the Spanish Civil War. He developed his professional career in Montemayor and Lleida, joined the Iberian Anarchist Federation (FAI) and was member of BATEC, a group of teachers from the area of Lleida. He created, along with Herminio Almendros, the Spanish Cooperative of the Freinet Modern School Movement in order to spread this new teaching experession over Catalonia.

He was director of the School and the Barracks of Artillery for the training of the militias. He first exiled in France, where he was in Barcares, Argelès and Saint Cyprien concentration camps, and also worked in a war material factory and as translator. In Mexico, he run the San Andrés hotel, worked in "Editorial UTHEA" publishing house, in a radio company, in the National Indigenist Institute (INI), director of Santa Catarina School and worked in the "Instituto Mexicano del Café". In 1964, he founded in Mexico, along with his second wife Graciela González, the Manuel Bartolomé Cossío School, in teacher Bartolomé Cossío's honor, who was the main creator of the "Pedagogic Missions" in Spain. He worked in the School until the end of his days.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939



Profession (carried on by):

Profesores in  Montemayor (Córdoba, España) in 1910 Obs.:  Maestro en Montemayor y Lérida


Translators in  París (Isla de Francia, Francia)  Obs.:  Tradictor con los cuáqueros

Profession (carried on by):

Primary school teachers


Place of arrival:

France between 1939 and 1948-09-29 Obs.:  Exilio


México (estado, México) in 1948-12-26 Obs.:  Exilio


Montemayor (Córdoba, España) in 1918 Obs.:  Mestro


Montoliu de Lleida (Lleida, España) between 1920 and 1934 Obs.:  Maestro


París (Isla de Francia, Francia)  Obs.:  Exilio. Trabajo de traductor con los cuáqueros

Place of arrival:

Nuevo Laredo (Tamaulipas, México) in 1948-12-26 Obs.:  Entrada. Exilio

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Córdoba (España) in 1896-02-27



Tapia y Bujalance, José de. Ruiz-Funes, Concepción. Proyecto de Historia Oral "Refugiados Españoles en México", Archivo de la Palabra, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), México : entrevista a José Tapia y Bujalance. realizada por Concepción Ruiz-Funes... [para el Instituto Nacional de Antropología E Historia de México En Colaboración Con el Ministerio de Cultura de España]. [s.L.: S.N.]: 1987]. 243 H..

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