"Monument of the grave, a pure and
righteous man who made himself walk in his purity,
modesty and virtue. He, by his donation, exists.
With full funds he sought justice. He strengthens
all support of the group of the Burial Society.
The wise and important Mister Mordechai Auday who
went to his rest 2 day in the month of Tibet 5761
of Creation. May his soul be bound in the bond of
translation from Hebrew of
inscription on a tombstone in Cape Verde
The story of the Jewish community in Cape
Verde is one of greed, slavery and the Portuguese
Inquisition. Since the 1460s, when the Portuguese
discovered the array of fourteen islands that sit
450 kilometers off the West African coast, they
used the archipelago as a fueling station for
explorers on their way to conquer the New World,
as a stopover terminal for the slave traders,
where they could also refuel and "dispose of"
weak or objectionable slaves, and as an outpost
for Jews that the Inquisition forced to convert
to Catholicism under threat of death.
| today | more info | map of africa