Sephardi Diaspora

The Jews expelled from Spain and Portugal by the Spanish Inquisition ended up in many far-flung corners of the globe, taking their Iberian traditions and cultures with them – and creating new ones. The Sephardi language of Ladino was one such later development. Sadly, their new homes were not always safe havens, and many thousands of Sephardim were among the 6 million slaughtered by the Nazis. Descendants of the Sephardi Jews who escaped death in 1492 still faced persecution in 1942.

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