Person - Camarasa, Jaime (1909-?)

Camarasa, Jaime (1909-?)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Vallirana (Barcelona, España)  1909-06-10 - desconocida


Spanish republican pilot who exiled in Mexico. He was born in Vallirana (Barcelona), son of the owner of a glass facroty. He made his higher secondary-education course in the "Maristas" of Barcelona, and later studied in the "Escuela Industrial" of Barcelona. In 1928, he started his training of airman, influenced by the Catalan pilot Canudas. He later became military pilot in the academies of Alcalá de Henares and Guadalajara. He started to work as pilot and was sent to Africa in 1930. Between 1932 and 1934, he was teacher in the Aviation School, and joined the Spanish Postal Airlines in 1936. During the Spanish Civil War, he was member of the Spanish Republican Air Force. He got married in 1938 and went to Toulouse with a group of the Spanish Postal Airlines when Barcelona fell. After travelling around France, he met his wife and took shelter in Montauban. In 1942, they went to Mexico on board "Nyassa" ship. They settled in Mexico City and began working in a glass factory. Later on, he founded his own factory along with an American colleague of him. Some time later, he founded another factory in Tlaquepaque (Jalisco) with his fater, who had come from Spain in 1946. Between 1946 and 1979, they created more similar factories in Guadalajara, Mexico City and Puebla. He had a son who was chemical engineer. During his stay in Mexico, he had no political activity, but he economically helped the refugees. He went back to Spain in 1960.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939

Nyassa I (barco de vapor)

Description: Vapor de pasajeros portugués, de origen alemán, que zarpa de Casablanca (Marruecos Francés) y llega a Veracruz el 16 de octubre de 1942.

Date of the event: 1942-10-16



Pilotos  Obs.:  civil y militar

Glassmakers  Obs.:  Técnico en fabricación de vidrio


Place of arrival:

Veracruz (México)

Casablanca (Marruecos)  Obs.:  Zarpa el "Casablanca"

Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, España)  Obs.:  Lugar de formación profesional

Guadalajara (España)  Obs.:  Lugar de formación profesional

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Vallirana (Barcelona, España) in 1909-06-10



. Pla Brugat, Dolores. Catálogo del fondo de historia oral : refugiados españoles en México : Archivo de la Palabra. 1ª ed.. Dolores Pla Brugat (coordinadora). México D.F.: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. 2011. 1 CD-ROM. 978-607-484-184-8.

Camarasa Lluelas, Jaime. Pla Brugat, Dolores. Proyecto de Historia Oral "Refugiados Españoles en México", Archivo de la Palabra, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), México : entrevista a Jaime Camarasa Lluelas. realizada por Dolores Pla [para el Instituto Nacional de Antropología E Historia de México En Colaboración Con el Ministerio de Cultura de España]. [s.L.: S.N.]: 1981]. 124 P..

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Family relationships :

Molas Font, María (1911-?)  - Marriage (He/She is married to)


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