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Crypto Jewish American Pioneer Families Banded Together
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All families have secrets but this one is huge.
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Suellen Ocean is the author of “Secret Genealogy” available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

During the Diaspora Jews stuck together and after all those years, during Colonial times, these pioneer American families were still sticking together. I often wonder whether the younger generations were aware of their Jewish heritage or if the older generations guided them to choose Jewish partners. A sort of silent conspiracy between sets of Jewish parents may have existed. Heated arguments must have ensued over whether or not to completely abandon Jewish origins which would enable new generations freedom from persecution and access to advantages in the New World or to hang on desperately to the last vestiges of their ancient bonds.