This is the first of what I refer to as mini-posts that will focus on facts related to Crypto-Jews/Conversos in the New World.

The following is a list of Conversos who accompanied Christopher Columbus.

  • Luis de Torres
  • Alonso de la Calle
  • Marco the Surgeon
  • Mestre Bernal
  • Rodrigo Sanchez de Segovia
  • Rodrigo de Triana-His wife Isabel was burned at the stake Tarragona, Catalonia in 1490

Posted by Rabbi Juan Bejarano Gutierrez the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education. For a more complete review of Iberian Jewish history and the Crypto- Jewish Experience see The Rise of the Inquisition and Secret Jews: The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism