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Spain's King Phillip II Decrees Inquisition in Peru, 1569

On This Day in Jewish History: February 7, 1569

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#onthisday, 1569, the Spanish Inquisition officially arrives in Peru (and soon, most of Latin America) by order of King Phillip II. Life for the Jews who had fled the Inquisition to the America's seeking freedom of thought, religion, commerce, and the simple ability to survive would never be the same.

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Sources & Further Readings:

https://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/13938-south-and-central-america#3211

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peruvian_Inquisition

https://www.jstor.org/stable/43059160

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