Carles Rahola i Llorens was born in Cadaqués in 1881 and was assassinated by the Franco regime at the age of 57, shot against the wall of the cemetery in Girona (5 March 1939). Because of what he had written, he was considered “One of the most prominent separatists in Girona”. He was thus the only Catalan author executed for his writings. Carles Rahola worked as a writer for the Diputació de Girona, publishing articles in El Autonomista (later L’Autonomista) and was a Generalitat delegate in Girona. An intellectual, educated man who was tolerant and good.
His extensive historical writing, essays and literary work include the following: Pequeños ensayos; En Ramon Muntaner. L’home. La crònica; La dominació napoleònica a Girona; Girona en l’antiguitat; Proses històriques; L’amor al llibre i els grans amics del llibre; Els jueus a Catalunya; La ciutat de Girona (Botet-Monsalvatge Award for History); Antologia de poetes i prosistes catalans; Breviari de ciutadania; La pena de mort a Girona, and his contribution to the Enciclopedia Universal Ilustrada Europeo-Americana.
There are schools, streets, statues and libraries that bear his name, and the Diputació de Girona instituted the Carles Rahola Local Communication Award, so this Memorial can only be a small, simple, additional tribute to this outstanding Girona intellectual.