What
  • Cemeteries
  • Jewish neighborhoods
  • Kashrut and services
  • Museum and memorials
  • Synagogue
Where

Venice

THE CITY OF THE FIRST GHETTO

In 1516 Venice was the first city in Europe  to force Jews to live in a separate quarter: the ghetto. For centuries there were groups of different Jews living side by side: Germans, Levantines, Ponentines, the so-called “nations”. In several periods the ghetto came to stand for a quarter with great economic activities, lively cultural and religious life. In 1797 Napoleon’s troops pulled down the gates of the ghetto, marking the beginning of Emancipation.

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