: I am always surprised about the criticism of
: the Spanish jews.
: Manuel, I guess I didn't understand this:
: what kind of criticism surprises you?
: Criticism from Spanish jews? Critics to the
Sorry, the sentence is confusing. I mean criticising Spain for doing what other European countries had previously done concerning the Jews.
: Do you also think other dreadful historic
: chapters should be understood with the
: mentality of the times? If so, can you name
: some, please?
Yes, the Roman conquests, the Viking invasions, the Huns, etc. As the article by Tremlett says, achieving the religious unity was one of the objectives of European countries.
: Didn't King Juan Carlos publicly apologized
: for what happened to jews during the
First of all, nothing happened to jews during the Inquisition. This organism had no jurisdiction over Jews. It was created to fight false convertees, but not jews. And there were no jews in Spain after 1492. So, nothing happened to them in the XVI, XVII and XVIII centuries, in relation to the Inquisition.
I do not recall what King Juan Carlos exactly said . Well, I have found the speech. No, he did not apologise. He said what I said.
los hispano-judíos que, fieles a su fe y a sus tradiciones, tuvieron que salir de España como consecuencia de una razón de Estado que veía el fundamento de su unidad, en la uniformidad religiosa.
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