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The End of Spanish Jewry

In the middle of the 12th Century, fanatical Almohad Muslims overran Southern Spain, causing a massive Jewish exodus to the Christian North. At first, the Christians proved to be as tolerant to Jews as were the Muslim rulers of the Golden Age. However, in the 13th Century matters began to deteriorate.

Christian Spain. The pogroms of 1391. Mass conversion. Prominent Jewish apostates. The disputation of Tortosa. The converts' dilemma. The conversos gain power. Resentment towards the conversos. Ferdinand and Isabella.
Tortures. Punishments. Torquemada. The holy child of La Guardia. The myth today.
The decree and expulsion. Where Jews went. Reasons for the tragedy. 500 years later.