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Hamburg
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In the 17th century, descendants of forcibly baptized Iberian Jews (Conversos) founded the Jewish Portuguese community in Hamburg. Many of these Sephardic businessmen achieved great wealth and social recognition. Despite this, they were estranged from the Ashkenazi and non-Jewish citizens of Hamburg; they emphasized their affiliation to European and transatlantic nação (“nation”) Portuguese Jews…

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Studemund-Halévy, Michael, “Hamburg”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0289>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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