The Venice Ghetto, 500 Years of Life Il Ghetto di Venezia, 500 Anni di Vita
|Running Time||54 MIN|
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Venice—famed for its architecture, art and canals—is also the place where, 500 years ago, the Jewish Community was forced to live in the city’s ghetto. Seen through the eyes of a young man discovering his family’s past, this film reconstructs the history of Europe’s oldest ghetto: the shifting relations between the Jewish Community and various city governments, the tensions and connections between Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews, and the progression from separation to integration for Venetian Jews. A compelling and informative recounting of an important part of Jewish history.