Lisbon is now the 'City of Tolerance', witnessing the brutal genocide
Date: 27-04-2022 Wednesday
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Hey All of us listen about European country Portugal. And the city of Portugal is Lisbon. If someone missing to here about Portugal than i want to ask do you like to play soccer or football games. Then you should listen or know about one of the greatest soccer or football player Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7). CR7 born in Portugal. Lisbon is the renowned and historical city of Portugal. In behind of Lisbon, Portugal has a unknown history to all of you which i will express here. Read in below and know the history.
Largo de Sao Domingo Square, next to the Figuria Field, is crowded with thousands of people every day. Hundreds of tourists from all over the world come here.
But, how many people know the underlying message of the monuments there? What about a black chapter in history surrounding the Sao Domingo church?
Lisbon is the third oldest city in the world, after Athens, the capital of Greece, and Rome, the capital of Italy. The worst genocide took place in 1508 in this city of historical heritage. The center was the Sao Domingo Church. At that time the country was going through a difficult time due to the epidemic and drought in Portugal.
The day was April 19, Easter Sunday. On this special day of Christianity, when everyone gathered in the church and prayed for an end to the drought and plague, a flash of light suddenly fell on the statue of Jesus. The Catholic clergy then called it the Messiah's message or miracle. While everyone was floating in praise of the event, one said it was merely a reflection of sunlight.
That person was Jewish. He converted and became a Christian. At this, a group of enraged church worshipers grabbed him by the hair, dragged him out of the church, and beat him to death. Not only that, his body was burned at the stake.
After that incident, the Dominican Friars from that place killed all the new Christians they found on the streets and burned them in Tagas or Rocio. More than 500 people were killed that Sunday.
The next day, April 20, more locals joined the massacre. The result is genocide with more violence. New Christians were dragged from homes and churches and burned alive or dead in public squares.
Even children were not spared from this atrocity. The mad Catholics cut them to pieces or killed them by throwing them on the wall. Looted the homes of new Christians. More than a thousand people were killed on the second day.
Portugal was then ruled by King Manuel. He was not in Lisbon at the time of the genocide. Abrantes was out of Lisbon to survive the plague. When he was informed of the Lisbon incident, he tried to stop the bloodshed by sending magistrates. By then, however, violence had spread to Lisbon.
On the third day, the magistrates came to the city and rescued some new Christians. But in the meantime, in two days, about two people were killed, most of them Jews. He later converted to Christianity. Some even accused their neighbors of sedition. They suffered the same fate as the new Christians.
When King Manuel returned to Lisbon, he punished everyone involved. A few Portuguese were hanged. The property of others is confiscated. Two of the instigators of the genocide, the traitor Dominican Friar, were stripped of their religious orders and burned to death.
The Sao Domingo Church was closed for the next six years. All representatives of Lisbon were expelled from the Council of the Crown.
An atmosphere of suspicion against neo-Christians spread across Portugal after the genocide. The Portuguese Inquisition was established 30 years later. Many Jews either fled or were exiled.
Even in exile, they have to pay for emigration. The Crown is forced to give up or sell their property. They leave the country with only their luggage.
After the genocide, the proselytizing Christians of the Jewish dynasty still felt deep loyalty to the Portuguese king.
That event in history is recognized as the 'Jewish Genocide'. It is seen as a hateful example of religious extremism. The huge stone in this square has the Jewish religious symbol 'Star of David'. Incidents are described which pedestrians and tourists can see if they want.
The stone is written in Portuguese: O terra, na ocultes o meu sangue e nao sufoques o meo clamor! The English meaning: O earth, do not hide my blood and do not stifle my cry! This is basically a call for the genocide so that no one forgets.
The second commemorative plaque reads 'Lisbon a City of Tolerance' in more than 30 languages. Here is the message of coexistence of people of all religions, castes and creeds. As a result, the square is now a multicultural hub. It is popular among people from all over the world.
The third commemorative plaque is attached to 72 stone pillars with an iron bar. This is public apology. In other words, it has been set up as a symbol of public apology for that unfortunate incident.
An olive tree is planted at the end of the field along the church door, a symbol of peace and conflict.
A fire broke out in the church on August 12, 1959, destroying the interior and exterior. After the renovation, the church was opened to the public in 1994. However, the burn marks on the inner wall were kept intact to commemorate the event.
The genocide that took place in Lisbon almost 500 years ago as a result of religious extremism was discovered in the 21st century. In this way, there may be hidden unknown mysteries and tragic events in different parts of the world which will one day come out in the evolution of time.
I hope I can familiar you with a historical story of Lisbon, Portugal.
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