Spain offers citizenship to descendants of Jews expelled 500 years ago

The year 1492 was important in Spanish history as the year Spain sent Christopher Columbus on the voyage where he discovered America – and when Spain expelled its Jewish community. Now, 523 years later, Madrid is offering citizenship to their descendants in an effort to right a historic wrong. Many of these Jews have kept a connection to Spanish language, food and customs. But the application process to prove one’s ancestry is not so easy.