Person - Barberán Roda, Manuel (1912-?)

Barberán Roda, Manuel (1912-?)




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Peñarroya de Tastavins (Teruel, España)  1912 - desconocida


Spanish exiled vet who was born in Peñarroya de Tastavins, Teruel, in 1912. He came from a humble family and studied in Tortosa. In 1927, he organized the "Federación Universitaria Escolar" (FUE) in Trotosa High School and started his studies of Veterinary medicine in Zaragoza. In October 1931, he joined the Communist Party. He finished his degree in 1935 and shortly after joined the army. When the Spanish Civil War started in 1936, he served as volunteer with the rank of private first class. In 1937, he went to the front in the Tardienta aqueduct and the Älcubierre mountains.

In 1938, the Communist Party sent him to Valencia in order to make a course of Policy, "Comisión Político Militar del Partido". After their defeat in the Ebro battle, he left the country in 1939 and spent 9 months in Bram concentration camp. He left France thanks to the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) and arrived to Domincan Republic in 1940. He lived one and a half year in Santo Domingo and married an exiled Spanish woman.

He moved to Cuba in 1942, where he lived one year, but he fell ill and had to return to Mexico, where his two sons were born. He worked in the veterinary department of an American laboratories. He finally went back to Spain in 1967 and settled in Barcelona, rejoining again the Communists.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939




Related Authorities

Partido Comunista de España  ( Es miembro de )

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Servicio de Evacuación de Refugiados Españoles  ( Es titular de/ es beneficiario de/ es el presidente de )


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