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Commemoration kicks off of world’s first Jewish ghetto

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Ghetto di Venezia

Published: 2 April 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Venice marks 500th anniversary of 1st Jewish ghetto – JTA 30.03.16
‘The institution of the Venice ghetto, and of all the others that were created later, remains inextricably linked to periods of harassment and segregation, denial of the most basic civil and political rights, and age-old contempt, taught and practised against civil, peaceful and defenceless Jewish communities.’
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And see: 500th anniversary of world’s first ghetto February 13, 2016


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