Ghetto

For a word that is, in terms of its linguistic history, a relatively recent one, ghetto’s origins have been an unusual source of contention and uncertainty.

Jan. 8 2020 12:01AM

The 500th anniversary of the first ghetto.

Eli Mendelbaum
Sept. 30 2016 12:01AM

And commemorates the establishment of the first ghetto.

David Laskin
March 10 2016 12:01AM

A foundation created by the fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg has begun a project to restore Venice’s former ghetto in order to preserve the memory. . .

Livia Albeck-Ripka
Jan. 5 2015 12:01AM

In 1555, Pope Paul IV ordered Jews to be confined to separate, closed-off neighborhoods. Soon ghettos appeared in cities throughout Italy, including Rome, where Jews. . .

Micol Debash
Dec. 2 2014 12:01AM

Plans are afoot to construct a park where Moscow’s ghetto once stood. Will the new development make room for the area’s Jewish past?

Joy Neumeyer
Dec. 5 2013 12:00AM

Amid the joyous clamor of today’s ex-ghetto, the voices of its last inhabitants, hunted down by Nazi soldiers in October 1943, can still be heard.

David Laskin
July 16 2013 12:00AM