City of Palma pays tribute to victims of “Sa Cremadissa” persecutions

City Council of Palma on the island of Mallorca paid tribute to the Jewish victims of the Inquisition act known as ‘sa Cremadissa’.

In 1691, the Inquisition, in three autos de fe, condemned 88 people, of whom 45 were turned over to the civil authorities. Of these 5 were burnt in effigy; 3 already deceased had their bones burned, and 37 were effectively punished. Three of them, Rafel Valls, Rafel Benet, and Caterina Tarongí were burnt alive.

Sa Cremadissa is commemorated among others by Mallorca’s Xueta community, the descendants of Majorcan Jews that were either Conversos or Crypto-Jews.

At the commemoration, which was attended by city and civil society representatives, Laura Miró, author of La contemporaneitat Xueta, recalled the events that led to these heinous acts of religious persecution.

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