Italy 2012 – Venice, the ghetto

Venice has been home to a Jewish community since medieval times.
       

The Republic made the community live in the area when there had been foundries, ‘geti’, from which the name ghetto is derived. With such a limited area to live in, the buildings had to go upwards as the population expanded.

Only eight Jewish residents of Venice emerged from the death camps.

The community has been slowly rebuilt.