Ghetto Gets Trendy
Csillag, Ron, Winnipeg Free Press
Venice's Jewish quarter popular tourist destination
2By the end of the 16th century, when The Merchant of Venice was written, the moneylender's real-life Venetian brethren had been sequestered in a ghetto for close to a century. In fact, Venice's Jewish ghetto was the first such confinement of Jews anywhere. The practice, of course, was repeated throughout Europe in the centuries that followed, culminating in the Jewish ghettos of the Nazi era.
And of all of them, Venice's may be the only one that could ever have been labelled as something approaching charming.
The Ghetto Nuovo (New Ghetto) was established by the doges, Venice's ruling council, on March 30, 1516 …
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