Vlad Sokhin

Belmonte, Serra de Estrela, Portugal

Children playing on one of the town's old cobbled streets. The Jews of Belmonte are descended from communities of crypto-Jews (Marranos) who hid their Jewish identity to escape the persecutions of the 15th century Iberian Inquisitions. They had little no contact with the wider Jewish world until the 20th century when they were 'discovered' and found to have kept observing some Jewish rituals using a few Hebrew words. Since then Belmonte has become a centre of Jewish culture in Portugal and its cypto-Jewish residents have rejoined the world's Jewish community.

Object Name
Vlad Sokhin
Belmonte, Serra de Estrela
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