Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean? #events #sephardic

David Mendoza

The idea of Jewish pirates was popularised by Ed Kritzler's book Jewish
Pirates of the Caribbean. Ed was a much-loved personality with a deep
interest in Jamaican history, but how accurate was his research? As well as
his work, there has been a short film, a number of articles, and the
phenomenon is all over social media. How much truth is there to it? Who are
the people presented as Jewish pirates, and what is the evidence for piracy?

Ton Tielen has reviewed the sources, and has studied the Pallache and the
Portuguese-Sephardic Cohen families. He has thirty years' experience in
Sephardic research, and is the expert on the Amsterdam Portuguese-Jewish
archives. Ton is a founder-admin of The Sephardic Diaspora group on Facebook
and co-host of Sephardic World. He was formerly archivist of the Netherlands
Red Cross.

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Ton Tielen and David Mendoza
Sephardic World
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