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ghetto

A term with its origins in eastern Europe, used to designate the part of town occupied by Jewish citizens. Now the term ghetto is used to describe any urban area suffering significant deterioration, often predominated by one or a very few ethnic or racial groups. Disputes often arise regarding whether lenders, insurers, and other service providers are engaged in illegal discrimination when they redline these neighborhoods, or whether they are assessing risks based on the quality of the infrastructure and not on any judgments regarding the inhabitants.
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Ghetto Voices sheds light on an important yet easy-to-miss trope in Germany's mediascape.
The original Venetian ghetto was "a liberal solution to how Western Christianity usually treated its Jews, which was kick them out or kill them," says David Rosenberg-Wohl, curator of a 2008 exhibition "Il Ghetto: Forging Italian Jewish Identities 1516-1870" at the Museo Italo-Americano in San Francisco.
As a result, in America's collective imagination the ghetto is a dangerous, scary part of the city.
Both Der ewige Jude and Jud Siiss were shown to the local population in the closer vicinity of concentration camps, and to prepare Ghetto workers for the task ahead (see Rentschler 1996 and Hollstein 1971).
As the situation in the Warsaw Ghetto became more desperate for the Jews, Ringelblum's archive still records the defiance of religious Jews in the face of Nazi terror.
The single most striking achievement, macabre to the core, was the epidemiological study of the effects of starvation on the ghetto population.
When the Germans moved to liquidate the ghetto in 1944, Ross buried his negatives before making good his escape - one of few who did.
During his visit he sprayed the graffiti on one of the last ghetto walls standing in Warsaw, and hung the Palestinian flag on the wall together with the Polish leftists.
Brooke and Ghetto landed in Olympia and Seattle, Washington, at a moment when indie rock was just beginning to break through the disgruntled cloud grunge had left behind that decade.
That the PA would still aspire for such a ghetto by insisting on a two-state solution knowing that any future Palestinian "state" will mirror "Bantustan" arrangements is equally amazing.
This guy who battle the tough ghetto life and shoots all odds with sheer fingertip power on a carrom board would certainly make Danny Boyle proud.
THESE Ghetto Fabulous girls are urging Dubliners to stand up and be counted in the All Ireland Talent Show.