The coming of nazism in Germany, during March 1933, will displace to the Spanish State and more specifically to Barcelona, a numerous contingent of Ashkenazi Jews. Writers, journalists, censored artists, retailers, lawyers, medical doctors, political disidents, men and women from all ages, specially young people, with different motivations and conditions, that were only trying to remake their lives on a Spanish Republic that seemed as the ideal place to start from zero.
In spite of what might seem, they did not have an easy time. At the end of April, Salvador de Madariaga, the Spanish Ambassador in France, was sending a telegram to the Spanish destined in the cities bordering Germany recommending that “In order to avoid the referred Jews that are with no means of work to go to Spain, it is convinient that you tell them about the difficulties they will find in order to exercise their professions in our country.”
The strong will of the refugees and the permissiveness from the government of the Generalitat towards the newly arrived reduced the obstacles that they found in their way, making it possible to have people entering little by little. The city that had put up with solvency the effects of the 29 crisis, offered various possibilities, making the consolidation of the Jewish refugees easier.