From Spain to New Mexico: The Journey to Keep a Secret

Saturday Sep 15, 2018

6901 Barstow St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
US

Phone: 857-8321
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

the Public Library ABQ-Bernco

Phone: (505)857-8321
Website: Click to Visit

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This presentation traces the history of the Jews in inquisitional Spain, including how Crypto-Jews kept their secrets in dangerous times as well as a look at what brought them to the American Southwest.

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Who are the Crypto-Jews and Conversos? Why are they in New Mexico? This presentation traces the history of the Jews in Inquisitional Spain, including how Crypto-Jews kept their secrets in very dangerous times. We will look at the forces that brought them to the New World and, in particular, the American Southwest. Then we will look at contemporary Crypto-Jews and Conversos living in New Mexico: How they live now, why some still keep the secret, and what happens to those who want to return to mainstream Jewish life. Presented by Norma Libman through the Historical Society of New Mexico.