Jews Expelled From Brazil After Portuguese Take Brazil From the Dutch Hot

Jews Expelled From Brazil After Portuguese Take Brazil From the Dutch

Dutch Brazil before 1654
Source: Wikipedia

The Portuguese sieze control of Dutch Brazil. Prior to this time, this portion of Brazil had been a Dutch colony, but when the Portuguese take it the Jews fear the Inquisition and forced conversions. By some accounts, over 5,000 Jews flee Brazil.

One group of 24 travels to New Amsterdam, becoming the first Jewish congregation in North America.

 

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