A Student of History

May 21, 2012

Was Columbus a Jew?

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Maass @ 4:04 pm

According to a CNN column, “recently, a number of Spanish scholars, such as Jose Erugo, Celso Garcia de la Riega, Otero Sanchez and Nicholas Dias Perez, have concluded that Columbus was a Marrano, whose survival depended upon the suppression of all evidence of his Jewish background in face of the brutal, systematic ethnic cleansing.”

A Marrano was a Jew who “feigned conversion, practicing Catholicism outwardly while covertly practicing Judaism.” 

The London Telegraph newspaper also reported on this theory–in 2009. 


  1. There’s a thought…

    Comment by virginiaplantation — May 21, 2012 @ 5:06 pm | Reply

  2. After innocently listening to a book report radio show interview with Steve Berry, I know sit back after a few hours of digging on the surface, absolutely gobsmacked. Not only was Columbus a Jew, but he was rather vicious, and evil, possibly of Polish decent, that he wasn’t in fact the first person to have found America (other than the obvious oversight that native Americans felt quite at home there), but he also managed to introduce Europe to syphilis – the man was a menace to all but the coffers of Spanish royalty. Why do we a have a day in celebration of this foul creature?

    Comment by Dindins — July 27, 2012 @ 7:40 am | Reply

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