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A trip to Portugal reveals the lives of the hidden Jews

Marcia Fine | Special to the Jewish News | Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 10:40 am

Were there still Jews in Portugal after the Inquisition in 1536 wiped them out? How did some survive? Where did they live? How did they keep their faith alive?

In my quest for details to add to my historical novels about Jewish identity, my husband and I took a Jewish tour of Portugal, where I attemped to answer such questions. The context for our travel was this: After the Spanish expulsion in 1492, many Jews migrated to Portugal, where they were given the mandate to convert or die.

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