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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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Perhaps this pessimistic view explains why Wirth so often looked backward to a nostalgic view of the Jewish ghetto.
It presents motif such as religious rituals, leisure activities, the trading and smuggling of food into the Ghetto, medical provision to control typhus (the alleged rationale for isolating the Jewish population), the training of the Jewish Ghetto police, and mass burials of emaciated bodies.
There are also informative chapters on women in Venice and the Jewish ghetto while he devotes his final eight chapters to the city's slow decline which he dates from the sixteenth century.
Did the Renaissance affect Ashkenazi Jewish women in Venice (site of the first Jewish ghetto in Europe)?
In fact, Himmler created "a unique institution" to deal with Jewish ghetto labor in east Upper Silesia (Steinbacher 284).
Also visit the Jewish Ghetto, Rialto market and the Rialto Bridge.
The Facebook founder and Priscilla Chan, 27, were spotted having lunch at a celebrity Kosher restaurant called Nonna Betta in Roma's Jewish Ghetto where they were photographed by fellow diners.
In the Jewish ghetto of which city was there a major uprising against the Nazis in 1943?
According to Booktrust, the title is loosely based on Appelfeld's own experience of the liquidation of a Jewish ghetto by the Nazis during the Second World War.
The protest was unprecedented in Israel, as the extremists dressed a child to look like he was out of the Warsaw Jewish Ghetto, while the adults wore the Star of David and the German word for Jew 'Jude', which is what the Nazis forced the Jews in Germany to wear.
It is the story of a man, an elderly and retired watchmaker who lives in the Jewish ghetto during this period.
In February 1940 the Nazis established what would become the second-largest Jewish ghetto, in the Polish city of Lodz.
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