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  Ghetto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A ghetto is an area where people from a specific racial or ethnic background or united in a given culture or religion live as a group, voluntarily or involuntarily, in milder or stricter seclusion.
This was the last of the original ghettos to be abolished in Western Europe; not until 1870, when the kingdom of Italy conquered Rome from the Pope, was the Ghetto finally opened, with the walls themselves being torn down in 1888.
Ghettos often became known as vibrant cultural centers, for example the late 19th century Paris, or Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s.
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 JewishEncyclopedia.com - GHETTO:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
a petition for the abolition of the ghetto.
Although the ghettos owed their origin primarily to the intolerance and tyranny of the citizens, yet the Jews themselves must have found it undesirable to live scattered among a hostile population, and must have regarded the ghetto as a place of refuge.
The ghetto had its own town hall, built by the famous philanthropist Mordecai Meisel; on its tower there was a clock, a rare distinction for the period; it was the only tower-clock in existence, and had a dial lettered in Hebrew, the hands of which moved from right to left.
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 Ghetto Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ghettos were progressively abolished, and their walls demolished, in the 19th century, following the ideals of the French Revolution, but the Nazis re-instituted them before and during World War II in Eastern Europe.
During World War II ghettos served as repositories in a forced concentration process of the Jewish population, easing the control of that population by the Nazis.
The inhabitants of the ghettos of Eastern Europe were among the first to be deported to the extermination camps during the Holocaust.
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 Warsaw Ghetto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest of the Jewish ghettos established by Nazi Germany in General Government during the Holocaust in World War II.
The Warsaw Ghetto was the scene of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, one of the first mass uprisings against Nazi occupation in Europe.
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the destruction of the Ghetto
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 ghetto - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about ghetto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The ghetto was crowded, and with very little land allowed for the cemetery, graves had to be dug several deep.
Originally a ghetto was the area of a town where Jews were compelled to live, decreed by a law enforced by papal bull 1555.
Ghettos were abolished, except in Eastern Europe, in the 19th century, but the concept and practice were revived by the Germans and Italians 1940–45.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /ghetto   (273 words)

  
 Ghetto - Wikipedia
Juden leben in Europa seit der Antike (besonders in den Ländern um das Mittelmeer) und auch in Deutschland seit der Spätantike.
Die drei größten Ghettos waren das Warschauer Ghetto (Oktober 1940, errichtet in einem 1939 von der Militärverwaltung zum Seuchensperrgebiet deklarierten Teil der Stadt), das Ghetto in Lodz (April 1940) sowie - nachdem die Deutschen das eroberte sowjetische Galizien als fünften Distrikt ins Generalgouvernement eingegliedert hatten - das Ghetto in Lemberg (Dezember 1943).
Die prominentesten Beispiele eines "Ghettos" in dieser Hinsicht waren vor allem in den siebziger und achtziger Jahren des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts - einem Zeitraum im Übrigen, in dem der Begriff des Ghettos in diesem Zusammenhang in der deutschsprachigen Publizistik überhaupt zum Duchbruch kam - der New Yorker Bezirk Harlem und weite Teile des Bezirks Bronx.
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 ghetto. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The ghetto was typically walled, with gates that were closed at a certain hour each night, and all Jews had to be inside the gate at that hour or suffer penalties.
The reason generally given for compulsory ghettos was that the faith of Christians would be weakened by the presence of Jews; the idea of Jewish segregation dates from the Lateran Councils of 1179 and 1215.
During World War II the Nazis set up ghettos in many towns in E Europe from which Jews were transported to concentration camps for liquidation; the Warsaw (Poland) ghetto was a prime example.
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 Venetian Ghetto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Venetian Ghetto was the area of Venice in which Jewish people were compelled to live under the Venetian Republic.
The Ghetto is an area of the Cannaregio sestiere of Venice.
For the rest of the 19th century, the population of the Ghetto declined steeply and many of the buildings fell into disrepair.
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The word "ghetto" has been used in numerous contexts and carried various meanings in its history, yet the first use of the word is somewhat unclear.
Unlike the ghettos of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, the Nazi ghettos were overcrowded, impoverished, disease-plagued areas marked off by stone or brick walls, wooden fences, and barbed wire.
The fl ghettos did not always contain dilapidated houses and deteriorating projects, nor were all of its residents poverty-stricken (Smitherman 144).
kpearson.faculty.tcnj.edu /Dictionary/ghetto.htm   (993 words)

  
 Regional Review: Ghettos: The Changing Consequences of Ethnic Isolation
Ghettos create artificial barriers that impede critical opportunities for trade and the exchange of ideas, and this deprives residents of the key advantage of living in an urban setting.
Ghettos lack the variety of incomes and skills found in other urban neighborhoods, so opportunities for trade and the exchange of ideas -- again, the key economic advantages of living in cities -- are again unavailable to ghetto residents.
This was true of Irish immigrants still living in ghettos in 1910, long after the major Irish immigration waves, or of Eastern European immigrants still living in their ghettos in 1940.
www.bos.frb.org /economic/nerr/rr1997/spring/glsr97_2.htm   (3285 words)

  
 Holocaust Timeline: The Ghettos
Confining Jews in ghettos was not Hitler's brainchild.
The Nazis' ghettos differed, however, in that they were a preliminary step in the annihilation of the Jews, rather than a method to just isolate them from the rest of society.
The ghettos in small towns were generally not sealed off, which was often a temporary measure used until the residents could be sent to bigger ghettos.
fcit.coedu.usf.edu /holocaust/timeline/ghettos.htm   (796 words)

  
 Facts about the Lodz Ghetto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Germans proclaimed a general curfew in the ghetto, Gehsperre (ban on movement), and that week of bloody murder came to be known as the Sperre by the surviving ghetto inhabitants, a term that became deeply embedded in their memory.
The ghetto population at the end of that period, in May 1944, was seventy-seven thousand.
The ghetto as a whole was isolated from the world and had no contacts with any outside organization, either with Jews in other ghettos or with the Polish underground.
www.fatherryan.org /holocaust/lodz/Ghettofa.htm   (1352 words)

  
 The Mavens' Word of the Day
Ghetto as the walled and gated area in which Jews were required to live was first used for a section of Venice in 1516, and scholars believe that the word comes from an iron foundry in the neighborhood.
The first appearance of ghetto in English was in 1611: "The place where the whole fraternity of the Jews dwelleth together, which is called the Ghetto" and "Walking in the Court of the Ghetto, I casually met with a Jewish Rabbin that spake good Latin" (Thomas Coryat, Coryats Crudities).
Ghetto began to be used as a verb meaning 'to put in a ghetto' in the 1930s: "Jews, who are ghettoed under the racial legislation" (Times of London, 1936).
www.randomhouse.com /wotd/index.pperl?date=20000802   (476 words)

  
 The Lodz Ghetto
To keep non-Jews out of this area before the ghetto could be established, a warning was issued on January 17, 1940 proclaiming the area planned for the ghetto to be rampant with infectious diseases.
Most of these newcomers never adjusted to ghetto life and in the end, boarded the transports to their death with the thought that they must be going somewhere better than the ghetto.
Jewish deportees from the Lodz ghetto who are being taken to the Chelmno death camp, are transferred from a closed passenger train to a train of open cars at the Kolo train station (USHMM Photo).
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Holocaust/lodz.html   (2301 words)

  
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When reports of mass murder in the killing center leaked back to the Warsaw ghetto, a surviving group of mostly young people formed an organization called the Z.O.B. (for the Polish name, Zydowska Organizacja Bojowa, which means Jewish Fighting Organization).
On April 19, 1943, the Warsaw ghetto uprising began after German troops and police entered the ghetto to deport its surviving inhabitants.
The ghetto fighters were able to hold out for nearly a month, but on May 16, 1943, the revolt ended.
www.ushmm.org /outreach/wgupris.htm   (259 words)

  
 The American Experience | America and the Holocaust | People & Events | The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (April 19 - May ...
Moving to the ghetto was a ghastly experience; it was like moving to prison.
In the next few days, the Germans began capturing and killing more and more of the ghetto inhabitants some of whom reported that the resistance fighters in the bunkers had become "insane from the heat, the smoke, and the explosions." Some Jews tried to escape through the sewers.
Though the Nazis did raze the ghetto as Himmler had ordered, the resistance fighters had achieved at least one of their goals.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/holocaust/peopleevents/pandeAMEX103.html   (1016 words)

  
 Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
When the Germans came in to clean out the ghetto, much to their surprise, they were met with resistance.
Although the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was not really very successful, it was the first time in all of German-occupied Europe that there was any organized uprising against the Nazis.
While the Warsaw Ghetto was fighting for its life, the world had called another conference.
www.aish.com /holocaust/overview/he05n27.htm   (338 words)

  
 Gallery - Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (April 19-May 16, 1943) was the twenty-day battle initiated by the Jewish fighting forces in Warsaw when German troops entered the ghetto to begin the final round of deportations.
Jews captured by the SS during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising are interrogated beside the ghetto wall before being sent to the Umschlagplatz.
Jews captured during the suppression of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising are led by the SS to the Umschlagplatz for deportation.
fcit.coedu.usf.edu /holocaust/resource/gallery/G1941WGU.htm   (795 words)

  
 LA Weekly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Back then ghetto fab was whatever scraps my mother could sew together for us, foraged from late-night Dumpster raids behind fabric houses, with the occasional discarded upholstery sample thrown in.
The early ghetto fabulous look that came out of New York in the late ’70s and early ’80s couldn’t match the whimsy of my mother, but it had a spark that was its own — one that was vested in equal parts earnestness and irony.
Ghetto fabulous is also a lifestyle, beyond the fashion.
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 The Ghetto Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
However, in attempting to spread my knowledge of the ghetto language to you, the reader, there may be some vulgar/coarse language used.
Ghetto - noun - that which is not highly cultured or regarded is said to be ghetto.
However, stunting is not accepted by all in the ghetto, as stunting is sometimes thought of as a negative thing.
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 Riga Ghetto Index Page
Jews from the Riga Ghetto were told they were being relocated and were marched to Rumbula Forest.
Jews from the Riga ghetto arrive at their forced-labor assignment in the Luftwaffe (German air force) field clothing depot.
Jewish families with bundles of belongings during deportation from the Kovno ghetto to Riga in neighboring Latvia.
www.rumbula.org /riga_ghetto.htm   (313 words)

  
 Ghetto, The London - Club Review and Information, 1 Falconberg Court, Soho
Part of the Popstarz group, The Ghetto is one of the hottest Gay venues in town, with top club nights seven days a week.
The Ghetto sincerely believe that noone should pay more than £3 per drink and prices start from just £2 on a whole range of drinks.
The Ghetto can be a great night out but make sure you check what music they are playing on the night you go.
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In October and November 1941, the first group of German and Austrian Jews was transported to ghettos in eastern Europe.
Many of the ghettos were enclosed by barbed-wire fences or walls, with entrances guarded by local and German police and
The passengers from outside the ghetto used the cars to get to work on weekdays, and some rode them on Sunday outings just to gawk and sneer at the ghetto prisoners.
www.ushmm.org /outreach/ghettos.htm   (277 words)

  
 Master P: Ghetto Postage (2000): Reviews
Ghetto Postage sticks to the classic No Limit formula -- lots of fat, dusted synth-beats, courtesy of C-Los; a ton of guest spots from the No Limit camp and its associates...
Ghetto Postage illustrates P's unwillingness to learn from past mistakes.
The names may change, with No Limit newcomers like Krazy, Afficial, and Slay Sean filling in for the AWOL Mystikal and the inexplicably absent Mia X, but P's formula of endlessly repeated choruses, feeble thug-life lyrics, and generic, low-end-heavy beats remains as tiresome and unrewarding as ever.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/masterp/ghettopostage   (308 words)

  
 Ghetto Life 101: Radio Documentary by Sound Portraits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The boys taped for ten days, walking listeners through their daily lives: to school, to an overpass to throw rocks at cars, to a bus ride that takes them out of the ghetto, and to friends and family members in the community.
The candor in Jones and Newman's diaries brought listeners face to face with a portrait of poverty and danger and their effects on childhood in one of Chicago's worst housing projects.
Ghetto Life 101 was also awarded the Prix Italia, Europe's oldest and most prestigious broadcasting award.
www.soundportraits.org /on-air/ghetto_life_101   (383 words)

  
 ghetto
During World War II the Nazis set up ghettos in many towns in E Europe from which Jews were transported to
Jan Karski - Jan Karski Age: 86 liaison of the Polish underground who covertly penetrated the Warsaw ghetto and...
The shifting state of fl ghettos: a new study answers some big questions.
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