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Lisbon’s pogrom of 1506

Lisbon’s pogrom of 1506

In 1506, Easter in Lisbon was forever marked by a tragic event. Between 4000 and 5000 people were killed and, some of them, after being tortured, accused of being Jews.

Portugal is country of tolerance, is part of the Portuguese heritage.

That being said it doesn’t mean that there are no problems concerning tolerance, of course, there are. But, in the actual world, I can consider Portugal as being a country where differences, towards the majority, are well accepted.

However, on 19 April 1506 something happened that was going to be remembered as the Pogrom of Lisbon or the Easter Massacre.

For the context and details, I will call your attention to the Wikipedia’s description that I find quite useful:

Please pray for the end of all kinds of discrimination.

David Monteiro