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QUEEN ISABELLA EXPELLED US FROM SPAIN BECAUSE OF A RING

Description: Fani Bonofiyel explains how, during a trip to Spain, she surprised a taxi driver with her knowledge of Spanish. In the course of the interview, she remembers telling him an anecdote about Queen Isabella the Catholic and her jeweller and why, because of a ring, she decided to expel all of the Jews in Spain. Finally, Fani expressed her disappointment towards the Spanish government in regard to their handling of citizenship requests for the Sephardic Jews.

Cite as: La kralíča Izabela mos ečó de la Ispánya a kavza de un aníyo –  Queen Isabella expelled us from Spain because of a ring; performer: Fani Bonofiyel, camera/ interview: Ioana Aminian, transcription/ translation: Ioana Aminian, Deyvi Papo, Imane Sghiouar, editor: Imane Sghiouar, retrieved from www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID-number: ladi1251TRV0012a.

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