Exhibition “History of the Sephardim, Conversos and their descendants”
This exhibition is organised by the European Centre for Judaism, in partnership with the ANU Museum in Tel Aviv and the Institute for Marrano Research. It presents the astonishing and very diverse journey of the Jews since the Inquisition. But also the efforts made by the Marranos to keep a Jewish presence in their homes, creating habits over time when the objects and witnesses of those times were no longer present. Like these descendants praying to a mysterious Saint Esther, a habit of kissing the corner of the door without knowing why… The exhibition also allows visitors to (re)discover the Jewish history of Spain since Roman times and the glory of the Andalusian Golden Age, the participation of the Jews in the economic and cultural development of Spain and other great pages of history.
European Jewish Center, place de Jérusalem, 75017 Paris