The Vatican intricately planned the Holocaust

A reader has asked that I post this post and another article, UNICEF’s role in sterilizing and killing Sephardic children in an effort to reach the Jewish Community in order to help them heal what I am sure are also be very deep wounds. Hopefully, if we take the time to read this, we also will find empathy for these people. Even though I have published articles very similar to this one in the past, I also am happy to do so now. in order to address the life situation of the Sephardic Jews. Would that I could post something that would reach the people I love in my own country, the United States! 


Encouraging Sephardic Jews to hold onto Ladino has been the purpose of this blog.  The dark history of responsibility for the deaths of Ladino’s speakers was not the point, though it has felt that keeping the language alive, is a way of honoring those people, in some way keeping their beings alive through continuing the sounds they spoke and heard.  The intent was not to focus on history, something has come to light that makes a focus on history essential right now.

Someone in the Sephardic language community (Ladinokomunitika) sent an email mentioning that the new Pope had extended good wishes to Jews around the world for the New Year.

El Papa Francisco saludó a los judíos en su Año Nuevo

El Papa Francisco saludó a los judíos en su Año Nuevo

This was disturbing since it has been known for sometime that the Vatican was complicit with the Nazis in World War II.

Pope Pius the XII was pope at the time.

It is …. a matter of public record that the Pope had sided not only with Mussolini but also with the Nazis who committed the holocaust against six million Jews. The big question, then, is why, despite Pope PiusXII’s well known record, the Vatican prefers to ignore the crimes he has been associated with and raise him to sainthood …. ?
A) The Catholic church hierarchy, acting under Vatican orders, played the decisive role in making Hitler the dictator of Germany.
B) Subsequently, the Catholic hierarchy was active in Nazi movements outside Germany, for example in the Balkans, where the church was the institutional base of the Nazi puppet State of Croatia.
C) Although at Yad Vashem, in the year 2000, Pope John Paul II described the Nazis as having “a Godless ideology,” in 1933, when it mattered, the Vatican ordered German Catholics to love, honor, obey and protect the Nazis. 
But these are mere details and do not touch the reality and depth of the Vatican’s central role in the Holocaust.  To understand that role, however, requires understanding some deeply disturbing things first, including the connection between the Vatican, international child trafficking, child rape, and child and adult sacrifice.  The previous pope is in hiding in the Vatican now because he is wanted for such crimes against humanity and would be arrested if he left.  The current pope is also being charged with crimes. 

On August 4 the Brussels Declaration of the ITCCS (International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State) proclaimed the Roman Catholic Church to be a transnational criminal body under international law, and “the Italian parties agreed that the time has arrived for “decisive political action on behalf of all of the victims of the papacy.”  (see, August 3)

On Septemberi 1, the pope released his Apostolic Letter which is meant to put the Church outside the reach of all other courts and ….

Even worse, anyone who reports any of these crimes within the church now faces even stiffer punishment for doing so.  The Letter states.

“I establish that the competent Judicial authorities of Vatican City shall also exercise penal jurisdiction over crimes committed against the security, fundamental interests or the patrimony of the Holy See.”

Penal jurisdiction means the power to prosecute and jail.  And the same jurisdiction applies as well to any leakage of information from the church, including standing church laws like Crimen Sollicitationas, the reporting of child rape and trafficking.

Let me say that again:  it is a crime under Catholic law to report the rape of a child.

I am the State, declared Louis the 14th of France.  But Pope Francis has now proclaimed, I am the Law.

From Would you Trust Al Capone to Police himself? Unmasking the latest Papal Deception: A Critique of the “Apostolic Letter”

In Canada alone, the Vatican was involved in the genocide of over 50,000 Native children, many of them raped, tortured and murdered and it was in response to arrests warrants brought to the Vatican that the previous pope resigned and went into hiding within the Vatican walls.  Plans to hold the Vatican accountable were recently driven further forward by the eyewitness account of child sacrifice and torture.

But while it appears that the crimes the Vatican is hiding are “only” child trafficking, child rape and human sacrifice, in fact, the most crucial things they must hide is their responsibility for the Holocaust and more importantly , why they wanted it.  To be able to grasp the scope of the evil involved, one must understand that the Catholic Church has been involved for centuries in human sacrifice, with some of it occurring in the Vatican itself.  But those sacrifices have been occurring in other places as well, attended by major leaders in the world who are controlled by the Vatican.  Bohemian Grove in California is one of the sites and attended by  world leaders and US presidents.  There, an effigy of the “God” Moloch has been erected and eye witnesses have said that children and adults have been sacrificed to it.

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Bohemian Grove Early Days

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They conduct satanic rituals there.

With this background, it is now possible to introduce evidence of the Vatican’s central role in the Holocaust.
Most of what follows comes from One Evil, a site with copious amounts of evidence, only a small bit of which is included below. a

The Holocaust – the mass sacrifice of over eighteen million innocent Protestants, Orthodox Christians, ethnic Jews and minority groups by burning several million of them alive in ovens in Poland and Russia less than seventy years ago by Catholic dictators Adolf Hitler S.J. and Fr Joseph Stalin S.J. represents the largest and most expensive act of mass human sacrifice in history.

…. The effort to efficiently sacrifice the largest number of non-Catholics in 24 x 7 purpose-built ovens [24 hours a day, 7 days a week] was a massive logistical effort- not the least of which required the complete genealogy analysis of most of Europe.

If not for the genius of fledgling American technology companies such as Innovative Business Machines, who created the first computers for the task of confirming who were to be saved and who were to be slaughtered, if not for the hundreds of millions of dollars in research by pharmacetical companies into advance nerve agents to render people unconscious in “gas” chambers for easy transport to the ovens, then the plan would have been impossible.

But most of all, if not for the willing and complicit support by Allied leaders not to interfere with the Vatican project, the Nazis managed to kill more innocent people by fire in 1944 and 1945 than all the other years combined.

…. At the end of the war, the first thing that the Allies did under Eisenhower was pull down and dig up as much incriminating evidence as possible. Many of the oven blocks—ahead of any other buildings—were quickly dismantled and destroyed in many camps. Some camps, such as the only human sacrifice camp dedicated to burning children (Lodz) was virtually wiped from history.

By the time the time the Nuremberg Trials started (secretly directed by Georgetown UniversityJesuit Priest Edmund Walsh), many of the key Nazis behind the Holocaust were given fake deaths, or safely transported to new countries and new identities, the total number sacrificed was set at the “acceptable” level of six million and no mention of the Roman Catholic Cult, the Roman Catholic statues at the camps , nor the Occult was ever officially mentioned at the trials of hundreds of guards and officers.

In appreciating that the Holocaust was not about killing Jews, but about killing non-Catholics, one can begin to see the Vatican hidden behind what happened.  And we can start to see how valuable and clever a focus on a “Jewish Holocaust” was to cover up the truth.

“We did not know”, became the official line of denial fed to the public of the winning side. Even evidence was conveniently “found” calling it the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question” in a former Gestapo Headquarters. The window of sacrifice was cut short from 1939 to 1945 to just three years (1943-1945) to minimize the complicity of Allied leaders. Yet of all the terrible and criminal lies created by the CFR-led American military and RIIA-led British military it was the argument that people were gassed to death because it was “cheaper” that remains the final and lasting insult to some of the darkest days of human history.

Twenty million people could have been murdered the same as many other dictators had done throughout in history, simply by mass murder and burial or the bodies disposed by creating great pits as was done during the plagues of Europe hundreds of years before which killed ten times more people.

Yet the evil charade, that the Holocaust was merely a hatefully racist, expedient, Nazi system of “cost saving” extermination, remains the accepted view—an absurdity that defies all the evidence to the contrary. That the main architects of this terrible period remain protected to this day is a mockery to the memory of every single Jew, every Russian Orthodox, every Greek Orthodox, every Protestant, every Baptist and every person sacrificed in the ovens.

The intense and insane anti-Semitic, anti-minority hatred prior to WWII was orchestrated by the Jesuits.

When it became sufficiently pervasive ….

most Catholic Dictators were comfortable with the idea that the public would not erupt in rebellion if minorities were to be “safely” removed from society.

However, a powerful new enemy appeared at the same time against the propaganda of the Jesuits spurning hatred and fear—Pope Pius XI himself. The Pope had become a fervent critic of the hatefully racist policies now being carried out by Roman Catholic Dictators thanks to Fr. Ledochowski S.J. and the hardliners.

The final straw came in 1939, when the Pope planned to issue a Papal Bull effectively making it a grave sin for any Catholic to act against another human being based on their creed, skin colour or political beliefs. The Jesuit superior general intercepted the Bull before it could be promulgated as new church law and a few days the Pope was dead, another victim of the Company’s “poison cup.”

A few weeks later, Pacelli was made Pope. A few months later the Jesuit-controlled, Roman Catholic dictators started World War II.

Now the proof becomes visual.

Historically, Geometry and shapes of power have also played a vital part in the planning and ceremony of real satanists. No shape is considered more powerful for the harnessing of negative energy to one’s human will than the Pentagram.

To form a Pentagram of supreme evil, Pope Pius XII and the Black Pope Ledochowski would need at least five sacrifice camps- one for each point of the star. But a system with just five camps would arouse immediate suspicion as to its nature. Instead, the human sacrifice camps and their precise geographic location was deliberately masked in a seemingly random and opportunistic landscape of work camps and other death camps.

But at the heart of this complex system of detention camps, torture camps and sacrifice camps remained the Pentagram of Pope Pius ….

It has been believed for millenia that just as the Earth possesses electro magnetic lines, that there also exist spiritual lines of energy — or “ley”lines. The same belief exists with the most ancient and powerful of Vatican and Jesuit satanists- hence the use of geometric systems of power.

Therefore, if the Pentagram is to be believed the work of Pope Pius XII, the hardline satanists of the Curia and the Jesuits- then the ley lines should be a masterpiece of evil-unrivalled in the attempt to channel negative energy, connecting all the major favoured satanic centres at the time (1930′s).

One of the lasting anomalies unique to the all the camps of the Pentagram (yet uncommon to most other pre-fabricated death and labour camps of the Nazis ), were their geometric layout – not the buildings, but the shapes formed by clusters of buildings and fences.

The answer is breathtakingly simple- if you are going to sacrifice innocent people to an ancient satanic god, then the place in which this evil act is done should ideally be a “Temple”.

The evidence that the Vatican pentagram is for satanic power, shows up not only in the pentagram formation but in the actual physical layout of the five significant death camps, each repeating the layout of historic temples.

…. consider for the moment the following comparison starting with Treblinka Vatican Human Sacrifice Temple Complex at the top of the Pentagram. Here you have a camp – not designed as a rectangle as so many have incorrectly stated – but a shape more resembling the Key Temple complex of the ancient city of Ur.

Moving south East to the next point of the Jesuit-Vatican Pentagram we come to the Sobibor Vatican Human Sacrifice Temple Complex, which reflected the essential design and location of key satanic temples of ancient Babylon.

Travelling further South we come to the Janowska Vatican Human Sacrifice Temple Complex which in design closely resembled the ancient Temple mount of Jerusalem during the days of the Sadducees.

Now travelling West we come to the vast Auschwitz-Birkenau Vatican Human Sacrifice Temple Complex which resembles the greatest of all ancient satanic temple complexes- the Temple ofBaalbek– the home of Moloch.

Then to Lodz, we have the ghetto carved out of the city in an exact shape of the Island of Tyre- the capital of the Sarmatian/Samaritan – city state empire, falsely claimed as the Neo-Assyrian Empire. The same city run by a handful of elite priestly families over 2,600 years ago with the rest of the inhabitants tattoed in ink as slaves from birth to death- working in the slave factories of Tyre.

The camps of the Pentagram are without question designed to be spiritual replicas of the ancient temples to the satanic gods of the Vatican and the demon worshipping Sarmatian/Samaritans.

As the ley lines of the death pentagram are extended out, they each cross through or terminate in places with a history of Satanic rituals, and thus describe an immense matrix plotted to link together extremes of human suffering, terror and death.

The vibrational energy produced by terror is real as is the vibrational energy of love or caring, though they are quite different vibrations.  Love, in fact, is many times stronger.

We generate an immense energy field with our consciousness.  And when we are focused on love, amazing things happen.  But the vibrating energy field we generate has been used parasitically by them to harm us, rather than by us to free ourselves ….

We have the power, more than the power, to bring down the vibrational prison walls if we understand even the basics of how it all works. …. [What they are doing is structured [intentionally] to generalte incoherent heart energy and low vibrational thought and emotion such as fear, stress, anger, frustration, depression ….”

They work to achieve it in controlling what we feel and focus on.  Think of the Colorado shooting  (now considered a staged event to frighten the public to override the 2nd Amendment.  [This is an early step in a UN plan to achieve the total disarmament of the American population.  The UN is run by the Vatican, and total disarmament of the public is what Hitler ordered before the Holocaust.]


Focus of our attention to elicit emotions is primary in generating the desired effect.  The militarized Olympics arranged for billions of people to direct their attention in unison to the bizarre opening “ceremonies” that included children in hospital beds cowering beneath a giant demon.  The scenes are reminiscent of the satanic worship at Bohemian Grove, or of pedophilia with a display of little children in terror in beds at night (!)

While we may not be aware that our feelings have power, one can sees an example of the effect of feelings on water, here.


The Vatican pentagram was laid out to collect negative energies, with Rome both as the main terminus and with the most connections to the other sources of terror.  The connectors  multiply the energy.


What is the largest most powerful energy “machine” ever built? If you said the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) –the 27 Km wide (17 mi) energy particle accelerator beneath the France-Swiss border — then you would be wrong. The Nazis in collaboration with other Vatican-satanic groups built an energy machine seventy years ago more than fifteen (15) times the size of the LHC –so powerful it changed the course of history –and it is still operational today!

One of the purposes of this article it to provide this to them (those who still doubt) – clearly and without embellishment so there can be no doubt who was responsible for WWII and who remains firmly in control of the world now under the modern brand – the New World Order (“NWO”).

Yet there is a second and more urgent purpose of this third article — to understand the implications of the Vatican creating the largest “energy machine” in history. For if what we have been shown is indeed a machine- designed for the purpose of channelling the enormous negative energy formed through sacrificing over 18 million people in precise locations, then technically when did this machine get “turned off”?

It is one thing for the Allies of the Vatican to tear down the death camps — the Human Sacrifice Temples and hide evidence –but a massive spiritual “energy machine” is not just about putting innocents into a perpetual state of torment, it is also about keeping them there.

At stake then is not merely the discovery of some supremely evil system which has been in force to keep certain satanic families and the Vatican led “New World Order” in power, it is the proposition that they continue to entrap tens of millions of souls in their machine – yet to find freedom.

With the greatest respect for their memory, we hope you will read this article and consider the function and nature of this machine — and how it might finally be turned off.

This blog post has relied on only a tiny fragment of the the stunning accumulation of logic and evidence at and everyone should be encouraged to read them all, as they turn world history on its head but in a way that offers the world hope to stop wars and threats to humanity.

As a final message to Sepharadic Jews, the readers of the blog, one piece of supporting evidence of the truth of’s thesis, concerns Kurt Waldheim.  He was the Nazi officer in charge of the Eastern Mediterranean, and was responsible for the shipping of Sephardic Jews to Auschwitz’s in the very last months of WWII.  Many years later, he was proposed as a head of the UN and there was objection based on his known Nazi background and history, but he received the post regardless.  Now, in knowing that the Vatican sought the Holocaust and the deaths of millions of human beings, including the Sephardic Jews swept up by Waldheim, refugees from the Vaticans’ previous horrors, and that the Vatican controls the UN, it now makes sense that Waldheim became head of it.
The voluminous information from One Evil makes it apparent that the Vatican, which caused the 15th century Inquisition in Spain with Torquemada burning victims at the stake, and  burning Sephardic Jews at the stake in the Catholic Americas , devised and was behind the Holocaust as well, its second Inquisition.  Once again it burned people alive, this time using ovens – this time burning people to death in the millions.

So, perhaps the Jewish community would not appreciate New Year’s wishes from the new pope given his part in the Argentinian genocide, his protecting child rapists and murderers, and his being part of a “machine” that is till operating today.  Perhaps the victims of the Inquisition and of the Holocaust might instead, on this New Year, wish to be aware of upcoming plans to hold the Vatican accountable for its unspeakable crimes against humanity, including themselves, native peoples, Protestants, the disabled, gypsies, etc.

In this New Year May the evidence at One Evil help support the legal work at (The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State) to free the world from the Vatican and the centuries of global nightmare it has inflicted on us all.  And may the work of be valuable to us in helping the souls of our dead find peace.

This material is so huge and unsettling that it seems important to end with something loving and human, so, here is a repeat of Moshe Saul’s loving New Year’s wishes for the Sephardic community in its precious language, Ladino.

Anyada buena i dulse, kon vuestras keridos todos i por todos en el mundo ke seash inskritos en el livro de la vida i kon pas.

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15 Responses to The Vatican intricately planned the Holocaust

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  2. andrea says:

    Thank you, for the awareness enhancement.
    Let us not forget American minority citizens who lost everything, whose honor was trampled, and lives dismantled when they were taken from their homes and placed in detention camps in WW2.

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  7. Orion says:

    The video in this essay is a MUST VIEW.
    It appears totally genuine.
    If it is true, then everything makes perfect sense.
    The Holocaust, WWII, 9/11 — they just don’t care!
    Why should they, if this is really coming around the corner?
    They, and we, have much bigger problems to deal with.

  8. Truth Be Told says:

    Were the Germans stupid? Because if they had really wanted all those Jews dead, they probably would ALL be dead, with no survivors or “witnesses” to tell the tale.

    The fog of war is thick around WW2, but the “6 million jews” lie was in play long before:

  9. vivikerich says:

    Hi Jean, thank you for posting, You will find in the video enclosed HOW the cabal moved to Switzerland from Egypt, where they banked their looted money they took from the Jews during WW2 plust their gold and precious valuable painint as we know the cabal like to loot and killed the Jews to create the STATE of Israhell then did 9/11 so they could start their war on terrior, hence the reason for the scandle about Bill Clinton and Monica so they could put fabulous George in as President because the Jewish rabbi said that Jnr was a good President because he did as he was told.
    You can listen to the whole video, but the story of the Jews and WW2 starts at 30 mins

    The Pharaoh Lineage “The Priest of Amon Ra and the connection to Switzerland

    You might also like to watch this 2 mins video, though knowing what you know I think you already know 🙂

    Jesus Hates Christmas!—He Was Born in September

  10. The Energy Doctor says:

    Jean, thanks for posting this.
    As a cradle Catholic, I am not recognizing the Catholic Church I know that the author describes. In fact, I would like to know who the author is to have a better idea of how they got to this.
    for sure, the Vatican does not resemble much my local Catholic church or our leaders.
    I plan to read it again and much more seriously, to try to follow what they posit as facts vs. their opinion or false facts.
    The leaders of the Catholic Faith are not perfect for sure but the Ten Commandments still seems like a pretty good plan for a person’s life.
    As always, I hope you are well and am glad you bring articles to our attention from all facets so we can discern, and learn, for ourselves what is the truth and what is possible propaganda.

    • Jean says:

      Thanks, Doc, and I know it’s tough to look these kinds of truths in the eye to see if they are real, while all the while we want to believe they aren’t. So many good people . . . so many . . . have given their lives for their beliefs. . . and I’m not just talking religious beliefs . . . but for the whole sick construct. . . Hugs, ~Jean

    • A says:

      It is not easy to hear this for Catholics anymore than it is easy for Jews to learn what Zionists are doing. The moral tenets are not what are at issue, but the acts of evil people using religious position or victimhood itself to gain other people’s trust to gain power and do immense harm. It seems so important for Catholics and Jews, both, to face these things which are political, and detach them from and hold onto spiritual and moral values.

      What is exposing about the Vatican now is even worse than this, though ITCCS’ work certainly puts this in a context that makes all the more credible. And what this article contains is directly related to the power of ley lines and the Cabal knowing it and using them for evil.


  12. A says:


    This article is directed to your (our) country because there are Sephardic Jews living in the US. And if you read below, the numbers may be getting larger based on people learning what the Vatican did to their ancestors.

    Sephardic Jews are not Ashekenazi or Eastern European Jews.

    [The following very much characterizes the social and accepting qualities of Sephardic Jews that made them brothers of Muslims in Spain before 1492, and a social part of communities wherever they settled. They get along with all kinds of people.]

    An excerpt from

    “While no one can estimate the exact number of Sephardic Jews in the United States, the number is thought to be close to 150,000. Some of these Jews are the descendents of Spanish-Portuguese communities; some are the heirs of Jews who arrived from the Balkan and Islamic Middle East at the turn of the twentieth-century; some are Israeli immigrants from Iraq, Syria, Egypt, North Africa and Iran who settled in this country after the establishment of the state of Israel.

    “No matter what their country of origin, however, Sephardi Jews are more alike in religious practice than their Ashkenazic relations. Sephardim, despite their many linguistic and cultural differences, have retained common religious and historical bonds. Unlike Ashkenazic Jewry, which has become divided into Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist movements, Sephardim have not been split into religious sects.

    “This unity among what is, after all, a minority group within the Jewish world, may indicate that the Sephardim have found a particularly resilient means to create a successful identity as Jews and can serve as models for contemporary Jewish life. Of particular significance is the Sephardi ability to thrive in unfriendly environments.

    – See more at:

    “By allowing room for the local, Sephardi authorities helped Jews adapt to changing historical realities. One important consequence was that these customs enriched the social and the individual life of Jews who could not escape the influence of their non-Jewish environment. ….


    “One could say that in the Sephardi culture, realism wins out over idealism. For example, the idea and the practice of martyrdom are quite alien to Sephardi Jews. In matters of life and death, with situations of persecution and forced conversion imposed by non-Jews upon them, Sephardi Jews have frequently opted to convert and save life in order to somehow return to their faith in later times.

    “Ashkenazic authorities traditionally have placed a “fence around the Torah,” enlarging restrictions in order to be sure not to risk breaking the original rules. At least in the past, however, Sephardi Jews did not add such extra restrictions, believing it was more important to trust in the intelligence and integrity of Jews to follow the laws as written. In general, Sephardim, as rationalists, tend to believe that individuals who are well-schooled in the tradition should have fairly wide latitude to judge principles for themselves.

    “Do little, but do right, could be said to be how many Sephardi Jews regard Jewish law. A Jew should try to follow the Jewish law, but he must not be controlled by inventions of religious leaders which could lead to fanaticism, radicalism and irrationality.

    “Indeed, one can only observe with sadness and sorrow how religious Sephardi authorities have adopted many of the strict religious practices and ideas of some extreme Ashkenazi religious Jewish leaders, betraying the religious tolerance and acceptance of themselves AND OF OTHERS [emphasis added] which is well-documented in the life of Sephardi Jews in the last hundreds of years. Sephardim Today

    “The time has come for all Jewish religious movements and the many unaffiliated Jews in America to heed the Sephardi traditions of pride in Jewish identity without arrogance and self-righteousness. Today, we can no longer assume that the God of the synagogue alone can grant anyone Jewish identity. Young Jews must find their own individual way to faith and belief in the divine. Young Jews need to be involved in situations that demand justice and equality for men and women in all races and creeds. They need to accept with open hearts all Jews regardless of their cultures and religious affiliation and to cast away racism within and outside of Judaism. They need exactly the kind of tolerance Sephardim have cultivated for hundreds of years.

    “Jews also need to find their own individual paths and practices in the changing world of Jewish identity. When Israeli politics are so vexed, all Jews could benefit from the insights of Sephardi Jews. The long exposure to Muslim religion and customs, as well as their familiarity with the Arab languages and mores, has made Sephardi Jews from Middle Eastern and North African lands uniquely qualified in the interpretations of non-Jewish societies inside and outside the state of Israel.” ….

    In Spain before 1492, they lived with Muslims and Christians and created a Golden Age, while Christian Europe was experiencing the Dark Ages. With the Inquisition by the Catholic Church they dispersed east across Italy and the Balkans and found refuge under the Ottomans, or across North Africa, again escaping Christianity and finding safety with Muslims. That has left an indelibel impression among many who not only don’t fear Muslims but remember Muslims once saved them from harm. For those who went west and ended up in South and Central America, the Vatican’s Inquisition followed them and many were hung and others converted. Today, across the southwest US, these same people are learning their own background, sometime passed down without even family members understanding why they never ate pork, or lit candles on Friday night.

    In fact, some of these Sephardic Jews who lost their identity because their ancestors were forced to convert of die, are people Kevin Annett may want to know about.

    “For Hispanic [Sephardic] ‘Crypto-Jews,’ lawsuits may follow religious rediscovery”

    “Sonya Loya’s path of rediscovery aligns with the journey potentially millions of other “Crypto-Jews” take back to their Jewish roots. Her story, and the stories of others with similar backgrounds, is also still unfolding—with legal action against the Catholic Church as the possible next chapter.

    “Loya—a Hispanic-American woman raised as a Catholic in New Mexico—left the Catholic Church at age 18, a mutual parting because she asked too many questions. When she was 44, her father told her that when he was a child, his family members made him swear to secrecy about their Jewish roots. His uncles, who served as American soldiers in World War II and witnessed death camps in Europe, told their mother, “It’s still not safe to be a Jew.”

    “When her father’s DNA was tested in 2005, it showed several markers common to Levites. She found many other Loyas and learned of an ancient Loya Synagogue in Tiberias in northern Israel, as well as a lineage of rabbis of that name. There are Jewish Loyas today in Portugal, Israel, Morocco, Bulgaria and Turkey. Sonya Loya, a glassblower, eventually converted to Judaism. She was married in 2011 in the Sephardic Education Center in the old city of Jerusalem.

    “Today there are some 50 million people of Hispanic/Latino origin in the United States. Rabbi Stephen A. Leon of El Paso, Texas, suggests that possibly 10 percent of them have a story like Loya’s—they have Jewish roots and are known as Crypto-Jews or “B’nei Anousim,” translated as children of the coerced or forced. But Leon,a leader of B’nei Anousim,and other experts caution that determining their numbers is problematic. Very few potential B’nei Anousim have had their DNA tested, and the results of such testing may not be conclusive.

    “Loya, organizerof the Ninth Annual Anousim Conference held in El Paso this past August, told an audience of about 100 hundred Mexican and American Anousim to organize genealogical and DNA research and consider bringing lawsuits against the Catholic Church’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (formerly The Holy Office of The Inquisition) for what was done to their Jewish ancestors as far back as the 15th Century.

    “The audience reacted with mainly silence but also with a few murmured “wows.”

    “Leon, a coordinator of the conference with Loya, calls filing claims against the Catholic Church “a justifiable procedure. It is similar to claims made by Holocaust survivors.” He detailed the long-term effects of the Inquisition upon his ancestors and Spanish Jewry and concluded, “It is about time to show remorse as well provide legitimate compensation for what was stolen from my people. I would challenge a knowledgeable attorney to take on this historic case.”

    “Attempts by to contact the Vatican and other church officials for comment went unanswered.”

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