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DATABASE OF JEWS
Michael Fridman’s proposed register of Diaspora Jews (“Rectifying a strained relationship,” September 29) is precisely the sort of database that right-wing or other extremist governments would welcome in organizing antisemitic actions of various types.
Your article about Spanish Jewry and the right to receive Spanish citizenship (“A Spanish odyssey,” Jewish World, September 29) is quite interesting and raises some questions.The descendants of the Jews murdered, expelled and forced to convert have to go through a lot of bureaucracy and research to prove their Spanish roots in order to obtain citizenship. I think that after all this is done and people are accepted, they should sue the authorities for compensation, as it was the government of Spain, the royal family and the Catholic Church that took away their ancestors’ citizenship, rights and heritage. It is up to these authorities to restore stolen property and rights.