This Day in Jewish History 1649: Violent Public Penance for Secret Spanish Jews

On this day in 1649, the Catholic Church staged a large, public event in Mexico in which those convicted of secretly practicing Judaism were burned.

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On April 11, 1649, the Catholic Church held an auto-da-fe in Mexico, the largest such event ever held in the New World, in which 13 people convicted of “Judaizing” were executed, their bodies then burned along...