Memorial às Vítimas do Massacre Judaico de 1506

Memorial às Vítimas do Massacre Judaico de 1506

Memorial às Vítimas do Massacre Judaico de 1506
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Neighborhood: Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
A pending candidate to become a World Heritage Site, Lisbon's downtown (the "Baixa Pombalina", or simply "Baixa") is a perfect example of anti-earthquake construction, having been rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake by the famous Marquês de Pombal (hence its name). Its offer is vast: restaurants and cafes in Rossio and Restauradores, outlets and shops in the Áurea, Augusta, Prata and other famous streets, the imponent Praça do Comércio and its Arch, the luxury shops along the Avenida da Liberdade, this is the beating heart of the city center. The Baixa also grants easy access to trains leading to Sintra, the trams that go around the Castle hill, old neighborhoods or even take you to Belém, and Lisbon's traditional restaurants and cafes. Considering a visit to the Fashion and Design Museum (free entrance) and don't forget to try the famous liquor, "ginjinha"!
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  • Rossio • 2 min walk
  • Restauradores • 3 min walk
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Liltrave
1,564 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Visited this small memorial, it is located in front of the church & area where the slaughter of almost 4,000 Jewish people was held. There is also another small memorial right in the area with a tree that was planted from Israel. It took over 500 years for this to be placed, we were told by our tour guide this information but you can read more details on line. Would like it to have also been in English as a lot of high points of interest are.
Written June 5, 2023
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IMLady_Marion
United States133 contributions
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May 2024 • Solo
While planning for what to do during my cruise stop in Lisbon, I read about this Memorial to the massacre of thousands of Jews at this site in 1506. I decided that I had to see it. While this stone half sphere is not huge, the inscriptions and the memory they invoke are quite powerful.
Written May 5, 2024
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,631 contributions
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Jun 2017 • Solo
This memorial to the victims of the 1506 Jewish Massacre was erected on April 19, 2006—the 500th anniversary (Hebrew years 5266–5766) of what is also known as “Lisbon Massacre,” “Lisbon Pogrom,” or “The 1506 Easter Slaughter.” With inception of the Spanish Inquisition in 1492—a few months before Columbus sailed the ocean blue—93,000 Sephardic Jews fled Spain and took refuge in Lisbon. In the early 1500s, drought and plague swept through Portugal. Jews preparing Passover feasts (unleavened bread, bitter herbs, sacrificial lambs) were thought to have caused the plague/drought. Easter and Passover were in close proximity in 1506. Not even infants survived the slaughter that continued for weeks, their fragile bodies thrown against stone walls.

The Jewish community of Portugal sponsored the simple memorial, a perfectly round travertine stone cut in half. In the flat surface a bronze Star of David shape is imbedded. Translated, the plaque reads: In memory of the thousands of Jews who were victimized by intolerance and religious fanaticism, killed in the massacre that started on 19 April 1506, on this square. The base has a verse from the Book of Job 16:18 KJV etched into it. “O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no place.”

Take time to reflect at this memorial about all the death and destruction caused by intolerance. I’ve often seen at Holocaust memorials two simple words: Never Forget. Sage advice from philosopher Jorge Santayana states: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Time and again massacres have occurred. Short memories make long wars.
Written August 8, 2017
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Llewellyn53
Melbourne, Australia4,267 contributions
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Oct 2018 • Couples
The monument is dedicated to reminding us of the massacre of Jews in 1506 instigated by a crowd of Catholics. The Jews were tortured, killed, and burnt at the stake in their thousands. Obviously tolerance and forgiveness were in short supply and the Inquisition hadn't even started. Like most historic sites we saw in Lisbon there isn't much in the way of English signage explaining the significance.
Written October 8, 2018
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Sharon_zz
Spain5,103 contributions
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May 2017 • Couples
10 years ago in 2006, the city of Lisbon added this monument to commemorate the Jewish community that was, massacred at the beginning of the 16th century. It’s a good spot to contemplate about the way history repeats itself also in the 20th century at the Jewish Holocaust of WWII
Written May 23, 2017
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golouis99
Jerusalem, Israel596 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
This memorial close to the site where thousands of Lisbon's Jews were massacred at Easter 1506 was erected in 2006 and calls on all people to practice tolerance those who have different beliefs. Small memorial which would be missed by the average passerby or tourist and which we saw only thanks to our guide who pointed it out to us. The memorial is located at one corner of Rossio Square.
Written October 6, 2017
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HMR52
Roslyn, NY362 contributions
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Aug 2016 • Couples
The Church of Sao Domingo was at the center of The Inquisition and responsible for the massacre of Jews. The memorial is set up adjacent to that church. The Church was damaged in 2 subsequent earthquakes, almost completely in 1755.Then, again,In 1959 it was destroyed almost entirely by fire and finally re-built and re-opened 1994 or so. More than one person I spoke with reflected on divine intervention being involved,and that site speaks for the mixed history of Portugal and the inquisition.
Written October 14, 2016
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JaffaSue
Berlin, Germany24 contributions
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Sep 2019 • Couples
We found this moving memorial by accident, having no idea that it was there, next to the National Theatre, but in the square, by the Santo Domingo church, in the centre of Lisbon. Even more hidden, nearer the church, and by a wall opposite its main entrance, is an unassuming monument, put up by the church, “regretting” the massacre....
Written September 21, 2019
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ortwena
Tel Aviv, Israel96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
It is always nice to pay respect to lost people , see the statue for a moment pay your respect and request that only good things will happen
Written March 31, 2019
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Rschagrin
Delray Beach, FL14,883 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The Jewish community of Portugal sponsored this simple memorial, a perfectly round travertine stone cut in half. In the flat surface a Star of David shape is imbedded. Translated, the plaque reads: In memory of the thousands of Jews who were victimized by intolerance and religious fanaticism, killed in the massacre that started on 19 April 1506.
Written December 18, 2022
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