Origin of the Word Ghetto

Children eating in the ghetto streets. Warsaw, Poland, between 1940 and 1943.


The term ghetto came to term in the Jewish part of Venice in about 1516. This is where the Jews were sent to live. They were then forced to live in these areas with horrible conditions. There were at least 1,000 ghettos in this area. They were then forces to wear badges and arm bands so they may be recognizable.


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