Expulsion and Memory

Expulsion and Memory

Descendants of the Hidden Jews

DVD - 2006
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This documentary traces the descendants of Spanish Jews who were forced either to flee or to convert to Catholicism after Queen Isabella's edict of 1492. Many of these Jews had to practice their religion in secret, passing their furtively-recalled customs down through the generations. Exploring the history and culture of these 'conversos,' the film celebrates an enduring spiritual legacy which has survived centuries of persecution.
Publisher: Waltham, MA : National Center for Jewish Film, [2006]
ISBN: 9781585870738
Branch Call Number: 946.004 E968j
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Jacobovici, Simcha
Pyke, Roger


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Apr 16, 2018

Directed by Simcha Jacobovici and Roger Pyke in 1995, this 54-minute documentary delves into the lives of the descendants of Spanish Jews.
Sephardi Jews are a Jewish ethnic division whose ethnogenesis and emergence as a distinct community of Jews coalesced during the early Middle Ages on the Iberian Peninsula.
They established communities throughout areas of modern Spain and Portugal, where they traditionally resided, evolving what would become their distinctive characteristics and diasporic identity, which they took with them in their exile from Iberia beginning in the late 15th century to North Africa, Anatolia, the Levant, Southeastern and Southern Europe, as well as the Americas.
It is amazing, however, some Jews have practiced their religion in secret for those years since Queen Isabella's edict of 1492.

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