This day in Jewish history / Expulsion from Aragon
On this day in 1424, Jews were officially denied the right to live in Barcelona, anticipating the expulsion from Spain in 1492 and the subsequent 400 year exile.
On December 26, 1424, King Alfonso V of Aragon officially denied Jews the right to live in Barcelona. By that year, it must be said, there were no longer Jews living in the coastal city in northeast Iberia anyway since a pogrom in 1391 in which more than 300 were killed, one of many pogroms that took place across Spain that year. That particular pogrom began with the accusation that Jews had brought the...
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