Argelès-sur-Mer, France, March 1939
Capa crossed the border from Spain into France on January 28, 1939, when it became clear that the Nationalist army would take over the country. He worked out of his Paris studio for the next eight months, reporting on local stories. In March, he visited three internment camps that were being erected in barren areas along the southern border to contain the eventual 400,000 Spaniards who fled into France fearing execution or imprisonment by the Franco regime. This is one of ten rolls of the internment camps in the suitcase. Picture Post (April 15, 1939) published a few images with the story. Others were used in aid information pamphlets and brochures by the New York–based Spanish Refugee Relief Committee.
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