This Day in Jewish History / A Ship Carrying 152 Jews Who Had Fled Spain Sails to South America

The passengers who thought they were hading to French Guiana ended up in Tobago where they became destitute.

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On July 20, 1660, a ship carrying 152 Jews, most of them from Livorno, in Italy, set sail for the New World, under the auspices of the Dutch West India Company.