For 1500 years, Jews on the Iberian Peninsula played a significant role in the flourishing civilizations created by Muslims and Christians alike, becoming the largest and most distinguished Jewish community in Europe. The drama that took place 500 years ago through the eyes of present-day Spain, its sights, sounds and people.
Though the present Jewish community of Portugal is one of the smallest in the world, in many Portuguese veins runs Jewish blood. This is a journey through Jewish Portugal that recollects their heritage of, first as Jews and later as New Christians and their contribution to this special country.
Jews played a significant role in Brazilian history from the start as the newly discovered land of Brazil became a favorite destination for Jewish converts to Catholicism far from the Inquisition. A visual journey through exotic Brazil, its sights, sounds and people gives the viewer insight into a chapter of history that has been hidden for too long.
en hidden for too long.