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by Trudi Alexy

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ISBN:
0595411592
Author:
Trudi Alexy
Category:
World
Language:
English
Publisher:
Backinprint.com (September 21, 2006)
Pages:
322 pages
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A woman discovering her Jewish roots. the Jewish past of Spain viscerally brings home the complex layers of history. The title leads the reader to believe that it is a book about Marranos and other secret Jews.

A woman discovering her Jewish roots. while at the same time discovering the still fearful heart of the Marranos, remnants of another persecution". -Lily Rivlin, director of "Conversos, The Secret Jews". Contributes to our common history with a very important and not very well-known chapter" more.

Trudi Alexy and her family fled Prague for Barcelona at the outbreak of World War II. They lived in Spain as secret Jews . Many Crypto-Jews live in Mexico and New Mexico today, their ancestors having arrived in the 1500's after the expulsion from Spain

Trudi Alexy and her family fled Prague for Barcelona at the outbreak of World War II. They lived in Spain as secret Jews until 1941, when they immigrated to the United States. Many Crypto-Jews live in Mexico and New Mexico today, their ancestors having arrived in the 1500's after the expulsion from Spain. The Inquisition follwed them to the New World, however, so they continued practicing the most minimal Jewish traditions, such as ritual prayer, in absolute secrecy.

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Bibliographic Details. Title: The Mezuzah in the Madonna's Foot: Marranos. Publisher: Backinprint. Publication Date: 2006. From the Back Cover: Acclaimed in the "Progressive's," "Best Reading of 1993," these thrilling and harrowing firsthand stories of survivors and their rescuers vividly reveal the secret history of the Jews who found asylum from Hitler's Final Solution under Franco's Fascist regime.

in the Madonna's Foot : Marranos and Other Secret Jews: A Woman Discovers Her Hidden Identity. The author was a holocust survivor and was so grateful and impressed with Spain that she felt compelled to go back to see if others felt the same.

The Mezuzah in the Madonna's Foot : Marranos and Other Secret Jews: A Woman Discovers Her Hidden Identity. Lot's of interviews in this book regarding that perticular era. What a twist for Spain!Excellent Read! 0.

Trudi Alexy, 1927-2004, was also the author of"The Mezuzah in the Madonna's Foot: Marranos and Other Secret Jews". Библиографические данные. The Mezuzah in the Madonna's Foot: Oral Histories Exploring Five Hundred Years in the Paradoxical Relationship of Spain and the Jews.

Jews: A Woman Discovers Her Hidden Identity

The Mezuzah in the Madonna's Foot: Marranos and Other Secret Jews: A Woman Discovers Her Hidden Identity. Acclaimed in the "Progressive's", "Best Reading of 1993", these thrilling and harrowing firsthand stories of survivors and their rescuers vividly reveal the secret history of the Jews who found asylum from Hitler's Final Solution under Franco's Fascist regime. Trudi Alexy, 1927-2004, was also the author of"The Mezuzah in the Madonna's Foot: Marranos and Other Secret Jews".

Alexy’s book is built on all the themes Linhard sets out to address and question: nostalgia, identity, the need for narrative resolution, and a romantic vision of the converso. Linhard’s work on Memorias judías, a substantial and fascinating oral history of Jewish life in Barcelona compiled by Martine Bethelot, is also interesting.

Marrranos and other Secret Jews. Alexy's book is divided into five parts in which we hear the stories of Jews who escaped from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, France and other countries during the war and went to Spain

Marrranos and other Secret Jews. Alexy's book is divided into five parts in which we hear the stories of Jews who escaped from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, France and other countries during the war and went to Spain. Some of these Jews managed to escape before the war broke out and others were saved even from the clutches of concentration camps. Throughout, one is reminded of the bravery of the Spanish people-those who effected the rescues, as well as those Spanish citizens amongst whom the Jewish refugees found themselves.

These thrilling and harrowing first-hand stories of fellow-survivors and their Spanish rescuers vividly reveal the unknown history of the Jews who found asylum from Hitler's Final Solution under Franco's Fascist regime. Originally published in hard cover by Simon and Schuster and by Harper/San Francisco in paperback, it was acclaimed as one of The Progressive's "BEST READING OF 1993" and won an award from the Jewish Book Council in the category of Memoir and Biography. It is the first volume of Alexy's HIDDEN IDENTITIES TRILOGY, followed in 2003 by THE MARRANO LEGACY, and in 2005 by IN SEARCH OF FORGIVENESS, recounting her own search for her lost Jewish heritage.
  • happy light
What an amazing surprise. Engaging well written sensitive to those the writer therapist interviewed. I found this book quite by accident and could not put it down. A window into life during a time in history when being Jewish in Europe was a death sentence. Yet through the kindness of Spsin who had thrown the Jewz out in the past killed or demanded conversion, now accepted Jewish Europeans when other countries refused. The journey over the Pyrenees for those the writer spoke with was inspiring. A writer in search of her own heritage found so much more and do will you. Only sorry she is no longer alive now that I have discovered her masterpiece.
  • Lavivan
Trudi Alexy's book, part memoir and part general history, documents the flight of those Jews who were lucky enough to escape Europe and find a sanctuary in Spain during the Holocaust. The Mezuzha in the Madonna's Foot catches hold of the irony of this situation, and explores its numerous ramifications.

For of course, Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492, and while the rest of Europe, with some exceptions, failed to give them safe haven from the Nazis, Fascist Spain did. Ms. Alexy explores the reasons for this, and also provides compelling stories of people who escaped to Spain and lived out the war there, or used it as a spring board to travel to even safer locations.

The prose in this work is usually uninspired, but that does not seem to be the thrust of Ms. Alexy's book. More than dazzle us with innovative use of the language, she sets to preserving an important, if often overlooked, part of the destruction of Europe's Jews.
  • Styphe
AN interesting read about Jews in Spain starting with a very brief description of the inquisition bu then quickly moving to the period of WW11 to present day. A fascinating collection of memory stories from folk who lived through this ordeal.
  • Brannylv
I found this book very interesting and a fascinating read, as I did not know that Franco had turned a blind eye and allowed so many Jewish refugees to escape through Spain. The book was recommended to me years ago by my elderly mother who was an avid reader.
  • Bolanim
I had read this previously and bought it for a friend. Fascinating history of a family's escape from eastern Europe to Spain during World War II. It provides great insight into what European Jews endured to survive during the war. It is well written. I can certainly recommend it.
  • Topmen
This is one of the most interesting books I've read in a long time ... excellent. I've actually bought several copies since reading it to share with friends. Highly highly recommend this read--to anyone who is interested in Jewish history and the heritage of Spanish Jews.
  • Risa
I was looking for background on conversos like my Sephardic ancestors. Not the right book for that.
The authors personal journey and her interviews of others and their stories of survival of all the atrocities that have happened to the Jewish people over the ages makes for great reading of faith and determination