THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE JEWS
Life of Jews of Ivrea was often difficult, especially because of the anti-Semitic preaching of the Frati Zoccolanti (the “Sandled Friars”, followers of Bernardino da Siena). After King Henry II of France (1547-1559) conquered the town, he ordered the expulsion of Jews in 1556. The community grew in 17th century under the Savoy who decreed the creation of the ghetto in 1725. After the Emancipation in 19th century, the number of Jewish grew due to the nascent industrial development of the town with the creation of the Olivetti typewriter factory.