Ghetto
Friday January 18, 2019

Ghetto

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In 1516 the Venetian Republic imposed on Jews to reside in a lost quartier in Cannaregio district, called in  the Venetian term "gheto" indicating  the presence of foundries. Since then, the word "ghetto" has taken on the meaning of cruel segregation place for Jews. Since the space was little, the houses were built up to 8 floors, an exception for the numerous vicissitudes, the ghetto remained largely unaffected. The 5 synagogues, modest on the outside, contain a rare artistic heritage value and the Jewish Museum collects furnishings, books and silver medals of the highest quality.