“Captives to the Auto-da-fé for Sentencing,” 19th-century engraving. Prisma Archivo/Alamy Stock Photo

A Surprising Number of Latin Americans Have Jewish Roots, Study Finds

Even the researchers could hardly believe the findings: 23% of Latin America's urban population could be descendants of Conversos – Spanish Jews forced to convert to Christianity

For centuries, the Americas – the New World – were a place of refuge for people fleeing the Old World. It offered them the chance to start a new life far from the rules and restrictions of life in Europe. The...

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