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Person - Gené Figueras, José (1890-?)

Gené Figueras, José (1890-?)




Preferred form:

Gené Figueras, José (1890-?)

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Igualada (Barcelona, España)  1890-07-03 - desconocida


Spanish anarcho-syndicalist that was exiled. He was born in Igualada (Barcelona) in 1890, son of peasants. He studied in the "Ateneo Igualadino de la Clase Obrera" until the age of 15 and trained as accountant. When he was 18 years old, he joined the Federalist Party. Althoug he suffered from asthma and was not fit for military service, his political and trade-union activities caused him to have confrontations with the village's mayor, who made him to be sent to Africa. He decided to flee to France. He lived in Paris until 1919 working in the National Telephone Company. He was an active member of "La Jeunesse Sindicalista", where he met Trostky during a conference. He was expelled from France due to his political activity. Once in Barcelona, he continued with his political career within the National Confederation of Labor (CNT).

He was imprisoned in 1932 in the "Cárcel Modelo" jail for some months. He went back to his home town after being freed and started a family with María Serrarols. During the Spanish Civil War, he was in charge of a poultry farm and participated in the Revolution of 1936. He moved to France with his family and were in Saint-Cyprien concentration camp for two months. They managed to go to Mexico on board "Mexique" ship. After different jobs, he founded a grocery store that became his main source of income. He considered himself Mexican and never returned to Spain. He kept with his activities in the Spanish CNT in Mexico.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939

Mexique (barco de vapor)

Date of the event: 1939 - 1942





Barcelona (España) in 1919


París (Isla de Francia, Francia) between 1908 and 1919

Place of arrival:

Veracruz (México) in 1939

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Igualada (Barcelona, España) in 1890-07-03



. 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.

Gene Figueras, José. 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 Gene i Figueras. realizada por Concepción Ruiz-Funes [para el Instituto Nacional de Antropología E Historia En Colaboración Con el Ministerio de Cultura de España]. [s.L.: S.N.]: 1979]. 370 H..

Related Authorities

Alternative identity relationships :

Confederación Nacional del Trabajo. Comité Regional de Cataluña (España)  (He/She is a member of; En 1921, ya era miembro del Comité del sindicato Metalúrgico y es elegido Secretario Regional de Cataluña)

Campo de concentración de Saint-Cyprien (Pirineos Orientales, Francia)  (Fue internado durante dos meses en el comienzo de su exilio.)

External Links

Exiliados de la Guerra Civil:

Cátedra del Exilio


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  • Centro Documental de la Memoria Histórica  (1)