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    Jewish ghettos: The basic history of the formation of the Jewish ghettos, including the everyday life and economic hardships faced by the communities.      By definition, a ghetto is an area, usually characterized by poverty and poor living conditions, which houses many people of a similar religion, race or nationality. They served to confine these groups of people and isolate them from the rest of the community because of political or social differences. However, the Jewish

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    central Bohemian Mountains Hitler pinpointed the small town of Theresienstadt to be his paradise ghetto, his “gift�.

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    life was like in the Jewish ghettos. There were ghettos before the Holocaust, the first being in Venice in the 16th century, there are ghettos today, and there will be ghettos in the future, but the Jewish ghettos of the Holocaust are by far the most prominent. According to Merriam-Webster a ghetto is, “ a part of a city in which members of a particular group or race live usually in poor conditions (ghetto).” This paper will focus, however, on what daily life was like in the ghettos, what Jews did or

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    From April 19 to May 16, 1943, throughout World War II, residents of a Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland, organized an armed revolt against deportations to concentration camps. The starting of this revolt inspired other revolts in concentration camps and ghettos throughout German-occupied and Eastern Europe. In September 1939, after a German invasion of Poland, in the capital city, Warsaw, more than 400,000 Jews were moved out of their homes and placed into an area of the city that was a little more

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    the Holocaust and World War II, Oskar Schindler proved that love and kindness still existed by rescuing over 1,000 Jewish residents of Krakow, Poland. By doing this alone, the Nazis would have killed him because at that time, it was even illegal to be touching a Jew, let alone saving them. One major factor that led to the saving of the Jews was the liquidation of the Krakow Jewish Ghetto, “Schindler witnessed a few hours of beastiality with which the liquidation [of Krakow] was executed. The horror

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    . Searching for the word “Ghetto” in Longman’s Dictionary of Contemporary English, it can be read the following definition: “ Part of a city where people of a particular race or class, especially people who are poor, live separately from the rest of the people in the city. […] Sometimes considered offensive. A part of a city where Jews were forced to live in the past ” ( LD 678 ). As a result, the first general definition appears connected with the more specific example of the Jews

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    “The first girl I ever made love to, she was ghetto as hell.” - Kyle Grooms Centuries ago the word ghetto did not quite have the same meaning as it does now. It is an Etymological mystery… Did it come from hebrew? Or was it Ghektes, which is the Yiddish word for “enclosed”? From the Italian borghetto, “little town”? Or possibly even the Venetian foundry? Whatever the other meanings may be, the original creation of the word was in the 17th century when it was used to refer to the quarter in

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    first ghetto was established in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland. This government enforced system developed strategies to segregate minorities from the rest of civilization, with the ambition of achieving a utopian society. The Nazi ghettos began to focus on the extermination of the Jews rather than the isolation. During the year 1941, Hitler’s “Final Solution” was a plan created to quickly annihilate the entire Jewish population. As World War II gradually came to an end, the evolution of ghettos had evolved

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    Their policies included “purifying” Germany, taking over the world, and exterminating any group of people that contradicted their idea of a perfect society, namely the Jewish. By 1945 twenty million people died, including gypsies (Romanian), the Polish, Soviet citizens, the disabled, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals and yes the Jewish. The Holocaust is a prime example of genocide. The Nazis sent their prisoners to concentration camps where they were denied food, forced to work ungodly hours and made

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    Ghetto, is a well-written compilation of our histories best sociologists and their experiences, views, and ideas of the well know European and American ghettos. This book looks deeply into the invention of the Jewish ghettos back in Italy in the 1500’s, Jewish ghettos in the World War II era, and the black ghettos of Chicago, Harlem, and other large cities in the early 1940’s through our current period. The author, Mitchell Duneier, took the work of some of the world’s most renowned artifacts of

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