The Jewish diaspora is a testament to the resilience and strength of a people who have traversed the globe, carrying their traditions, stories, and cultural heritage with them. Thanks to the power of Diaspora virtual tours, we can now embark on a journey through time to explore significant sites that bear witness to the Jewish experience. Join us as we delve into the world of the Jewish diaspora through virtual visits to Anne Frank House, Auschwitz, and Jewish Europe.
Barcelona’s Jewish Community: One of Europe’s Oldest
The stunning city of Barcelona is known for being one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe. However, not many know that Barcelona the city is rich with Jewish history, culture, and heritage. On his visit to Barcelona in 1862, famed Danish author Hans Christen Anderson remarked that Barcelona was the “Paris of Spain.” True the city does seem to carry a joie-de-vivre of its own never running short on food, wine, music, history, or art. However Barcelona history began well before the time of Gaudi and Dali. The city was settled over 2,000 years ago as a Roman colony called Barcino. So named for the Roman Emperor Augusta Faventia Paterna Barcino. The settlement was used as an outpost and port for trading. This new economic opportunity came the city’s very first Jewish community.
Early Catalonian Jewish History and Culture...