Conversos

Some articles on conversos:

Converso - Description
... Conversos were subject to suspicion and harassment from both the community they were leaving and that which they were joining ... attempts to reconvert them, and regulate the behavior of the conversos themselves, preventing their cohabitation or even dining with Jews, lest they ... The conversos did not enjoy legal equality ...
History Of The Jews In Spain - Conversos
... The history of the Jews henceforth in Spain is that of the conversos, whose numbers, as has been shown, had been increased by no less than 50,000 during the period of expulsion ... of the New World, in Mexico, the American Southwest (formerly New Spain), the conversos attempted to find a refuge from the Inquisition in both the East and the ... that country fell into the hands of the conversos and their Jewish relatives elsewhere ...
Historical Revision Of The Inquisition - The Inquisitions in Spain - Antisemitism and The "conversos"
... them from non-converted or long-established Christian families, new converts were labeled conversos, or New Christians ... ethnic anti-Semitism, with little difference seen between Jews and conversos except for the fact that conversos were regarded as worse than Jews because, as ostensible Christians, they had ... an inquisition to ferret out the false conversos who had, by becoming formal Christians, placed themselves under its authority” (Peters 1988 84) ...
History Of The Jews In Mexico
... Judaism in Mexico began in 1519 with the arrival of “Conversos” or “Crypto-Jews,” those forcibly converted to Catholicism due to the Spanish ... However, most Conversos eventually assimilated into Mexican society with no immigration of practicing Jews allowed into the country until the 19th century ... since the 1880s, there have been efforts to identify descendants of colonial era Conversos both in Mexico and the Southwestern United States, generally to return them to Judaism ...
Mexican Jews
... Judaism in Mexico began in 1519 with the arrival of “Conversos” or “Crypto-Jews,” those forcibly converted to Catholicism due to the Spanish Inquisition ... However, most Conversos eventually assimilated into Mexican society with no immigration of practicing Jews allowed into the country until the 19th century ... efforts to identify descendants of colonial era Conversos both in Mexico and the Southwestern United States, generally to return them to Judaism ...