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Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives Videocassettes

Professional and amateur productions of programs and interviews which are relevant either to the history of Jews who settled in the American desert southwest or to general Jewish topics. The bulk of the tapes describe the historical situation of Jews of Sephardic (viz., Spanish) background and present speculations about the identities of their descendants in the Americas. The tapes are particularly relevant to discussions of persons thought to be descendants of forcibly converted Spanish Jews who fled Spain for the New World after the expulsion of 1492.

Note: both the video and the audio quality of the tapes varies considerably. All the tapes are VHS format.