A quarter of a city where Jews live in greatest numbers.
Any section of a town inhabited predominantly by members of a specific ethnic, national or racial group, such segregation usually arising from social or economic pressure. The term is commonly applied to areas in cities having a high concentration of low-income African-Americans.
The Nazis revived the medieval term 'ghetto' to describe their compulsory "Jewish quarters." Ghettos were poor sections of a city where all Jews from the city and surrounding areas were forced to reside. Surrounded by barbed wire or walls, the ghettos were sealed and no one could leave. Established mostly in German-occupied Eastern Europe (for example, Lodz, Warsaw, Vilna, Riga, Minsk), the ghettos were characterized by overcrowding, starvation and heavy labor. All ghettos were eventually dissolved, and the Jews and Gypsies that had resided there were deported and murdered.
The confinement of Jews in a set-apart area of a city. The first exclusively Jewish ghetto was in Venice in 1516.
The term originally referred to a type of inner-city concentration camp for Jews. First developed by the Roman Catholic Church, the concept was later adopted by Hitler during the German Nazi regime. The term now refers to any concentration of a specific group in a city, as in " student ghetto."
section of a metropolitan area in which people of a certain race, religion, or nationality reside. A ghetto also refers to a densely populated, poor, area with run-down buildings and surroundings. definition of ghetto defined definition of ghettos defined
Italian, "foundry" -- quarter in Venice, Italy, where a cannon foundry was located, which was occupied by Jews, later to be known in certain Eurpoean cities as a section of a city to which Jews were restricted, particularly during World War I. It is now a term for any section of a city in which many members of some minority group live, or to which they are restricted by economic pressure or social discrimination.
a Yiddish word referring to a walled section of a city in which Jews were required to live during the Middle Ages. The concept was revived by the Nazi regime as part of the Final Solution to the Jewish Question.
A restricted area of a town or city (in Europe) in which Jews were forced to live.
Originally, the section of a European city to which Jews were restricted. Today, commonly defined as a section of a city occupied by members of a minority group who live there because of social restrictions on their residential choice.
formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live; "the Warsaw ghetto"
any segregated mode of living or working that results from bias or stereotyping; "the relative security of the gay ghetto"; "no escape from the ghetto of the typing pool"
a poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions
an area of a city that only accepts its own kind
a neighborhood in a city that is separated from the rest of the city
a neighborhood where a particular ethnic or religious group is forced to live
an enclave, a gathering of an ethinic group in a particuliar area of a city due to social/economic / other factors
a place predominantly inhabited by people of Jewish descent
a place where people of a certain race or ethnicity are forced to live, usually facilitating their persecution by others
a section of a city occupied by a minority group whose people live there largely because of social, economic or legal pressure
Sections of cities, administered by a Judenrat (Jewish Council), surrounded by barbed wire or brick walls from which Jews could not exit without authorization.
Formerly a quarter/area set apart for the enforced residence of Jews. Now applies more generally to an area of a city inhabited principally by members of any, often ethnic, minority group.
An area of a city in which Jews were forced to live until they were transported to a concentration or death camp.
A portion of a city in which Jews were required to live separately from the general populace.
A part of the city, especially a slum area, occupied by a minority group or groups (such as the Jews in Nazi Germany).
An area of a city populated predominantly by a minority group, who are forced to occupy that area because of social, legal, economic or racial pressure from the majority.
In Hitler's Europe, the section of a city where Jews were forced to live apart from other groups, in conditions of extreme crowding and deprivation.
This term refers to urban areas where Jews were concentrated. These were poor sections of a city where all Jews from surrounding areas were forced to reside. The sections were mostly surrounded by barbed wire or walls. They were primarily established in Eastern Europe and were characterized by overcrowding, starvation and heavy labor. Eventually, the ghettos were dissolved and their inhabitants were deported to death camps or murdered on the spot. In Western Europe, Jews were often concentrated in transit camps before deportation to the death camps in the East.
A section of a city where Jews were forced to live, usually with several families in an apartment, separated from the rest of the city by walls or wire fences.
Since medieval times Jews flocked to Poland from East and West, being persecuted everywhere. Here they found royal privileges, more freedom and acceptance than elsewhere; they were even permitted self-government. Out of their own volition they settled in towns, in their own Jewish quarters, dealing with crafts, trade, money lending, often running great manufactories, esp. in Lodz. The great masses were poor, but many became very rich. During the war Germans closed these Jewish quarters, forcing the Polish inhabitants living among them, to leave and replaced them with a much greater number of Jews, in extremely cramped quarters, several persons to a room, thus creating abominably unsanitary conditions, a breeding ground for sickness and death. The Germans themselves were extremely afraid of contracting the resulting typhoid fever. The Warsaw ghetto was sealed in November 1941.
The section of a city in which Jews were required to live. Ghettos were established in cities with railroad connections. The ghettos were sometimes surrounded by guards, barbed wire or brick walls. If Jews were found outside the ghetto without special permission, they were killed.
Part of a city occupied by a minority group. Also, segregated group or area.
A ghetto is a neighborhood or district in which members of a particular ethnic or racial group are forced to live by law or as a result of economics or social discrimination.
A ghetto is an area where people from a specific racial or ethnic background are united in a given culture or religion live as a group, voluntarily or involuntarily, in milder or stricter seclusion. The word historically referred specifically to the Venetian Ghetto in Venice, Italy, where Jews were required to live; it derives from the Venetian gheto (slag from Latin GLÄ¬TTU[M] cfr. Italian ghetto (slag)), and referred to the area of the Cannaregio sestiere, the site selected for the Ghetto Nuovo where a foundry cooled the slag (campo gheto).