This Day in Jewish History 1635: Peru Arrests 'Judaizers', Will Burn Some Alive

Spanish authorities conducted a wave of arrests of suspected crypto-Jews, eventually burning many of them alive at the stake.

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August 11, 1635, was the day on which Spanish authorities in Lima, Peru, conducted a wave of arrests of supposed Judaizers involved in what was called termed the “Gran Complicidad” – the “great conspiracy.”