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New World


It is August 2, 1492. While thousands of Jews, who are condemned to exile leave Spain, Christopher Columbus oversees the last of the preparations before the departure. Amongst the crowd gathered to admire the three ships, one can see sailors, with tears in their eyes, saying farewell perhaps for the last time to their spouses, children and friends. Columbus's dream is about to be realized. He will finally leave to find a route west that will lead him all the way to India. For many years, he lobbied for support and finances for this voyage. His efforts at last paid off when Spain approved his project. On Friday, August 3rd 1492, one hour before the sunrise, the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria set sail from Palos.

To be continued...

Lenght: 41 min. 22 sec.

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