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