New mexicos crypto jews image and memory new mexico that herz first heard about the other people the crypto jews sephardic jews who had converted to catholicism 500 years ago to avoid persecution torture and death she photographed tombstones displaying the jewish star menorah or shroud representing a tallit next to or near . New mexicos crypto jews image and memory albuquerque university of new mexico press chicago turabian author date citation style guide herz cary 2007 new mexicos crypto jews image and memory albuquerque university of new mexico press chicago turabian humanities citation style guide herz cary new mexicos crypto jews . As an adoptee i see the crypto jews in new mexico today as another part of dislocated identity that has risen from culturally imposed secrets and shame one of the most interesting a ive had this book sitting around for a long time and picked it up recently to read i was familiar with crypto jews merinos etc in spain but pretty unaware of . Get this from a library new mexicos crypto jews image and memory cary herz while photographing the congregation montefiore cemetery in las vegas new mexico in 1985 cary herz first heard whispers about the other people thus began a twenty year search for descendants . New mexicos crypto jews image memory by cary herz publisher university of new mexico albuquerque 2007 isbn 9780826342898 by nature i am a skeptic not easily persuaded by unusual theories or by less than fully documented historical records i started to read this book with the same dubious attitude of yet another eye catching title
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