Monday, December 29, 2008

Conversos, Crypto-Jews, and Heritage Reclaimed

Many people know that Christopher Colon (Columbus) sailed with several Sephardic Jews, who were escaping the Spanish Inquisition.

What many people don't know is that many more Jews who hid their religion ended up in the Iberian Peninsula and all over Central and South America.

This interesting article talks about using DNA testing as a way to connect people with their long lost heritage. Check it out.

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