Fotografia aérea de 1937 do Campo de Concentração do Tarrafal © Omar Camilo

Attempt to Escape from Tarrafal Concentration Camp

02 August 2021

#Inthisday on August 2, 1937, there was an attempt to escape the prisoners of the Penal Colony of Cape Verde, Tarrafal, which included the collaboration of two sentries, failed at the last moment. Prisoners who the camp directors hold responsible will be subjected to fierce beatings and torture. 17 prisoners will be punished in the “frying pan”. Days later a ditch is made around the field. A year later, on August 2, 1938, a new attempt at collective escape from the Tarrafal camp. 4 responsible to the direction: Manuel Alpedrinha, João Faria Borda, Oliver Bártolo and Gilberto Oliveira. The punishment consists of restrictions on the regime of correspondence with abroad.

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