Photo Book Profiled In Albuquerque Herald Tribune Article: “Search for Crypto-Jews gave photographer insight into identity”

Here’s a story and photography book that explores the search for identity. Many of us and those before us have experienced identity lost because of migration, acculturation, assimilation and the genuine passing of time.

“…the Crypto Jews, Sephardic (Spanish and Portuguese) Jews who converted to Catholicism 500 years ago to avoid prosecution, expulsion or even execution by the Inquisition.”

Herz spent more than 20 years collecting stories and taking photographs for her book about the New Mexico descendents of Spanish and Portuguese Jews forced to convert to Catholicism.

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