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Portugal and the Jews



Christopher Jones says "Galicia, a province of northwestern Spain, linguistically and traditionally has much more to do with Portugal than Spain. When you cross the Minho at Tui you arrive at the fortaleza of Valenša do Minho. That's where I discovered the first provincial synagogue I have ever seen in all Iberia. (Toledo doesn't count.) Jews are still very present in Portugal, where they were better treated and appreciated". RH: The Palace of the Inquisition still exists in Lisbon. I assume there is a study of the comparative treatment of Jews in Spain and Portugal.

Ronald Hilton - 12/2/02


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