Columbus: Secrets from the Grave - Whaddaya Mean He's Not Italian?
Posted on: July 28, 2004
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The news is out that Christopher Columbus may have been Jewish. Jennifer di Martino strolls around Los Angeles and asks various people what they think aabout this.
Everybody knows that in 1492, the grown-up son of a weaver from Genoa sailed across the Atlantic and discovered the land mass now named America, right? What if somebody had proof that Christopher Columbus was NOT the son of a poor craftsman, but a wealthy Jew on the run from the Inquisition? This TV special digs deep into DNA and other remnants of the past to unearth Columbus' real identity and situation.