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  1. noun, plural ghet·tos, ghet·toes. a section of a city, especially a thickly populated slum area, inhabited predominantly by members of an ethnic or other minority group, often as a result of social pressures or economic hardships. (formerly, in most European countries) a section of a city in which all Jews were required to live.

  2. ghetto ( ˈɡɛtəʊ) n, pl -tos or -toes 1. (Sociology) sociol a densely populated slum area of a city inhabited by a socially and economically deprived minority 2. (Sociology) an area in a European city in which Jews were formerly required to live 3. (Sociology) a group or class of people that is segregated in some way

  3. Dec 4, 2019 · Ghettos. During the Holocaust, the creation of ghettos was a key step in the Nazi process of brutally separating, persecuting, and ultimately destroying Europe's Jews. Jews were forced to move into the ghettos, where living conditions were miserable. Ghettos were often enclosed districts that isolated Jews from the non-Jewish population and from other Jewish communities.

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    Jan 17, 2023 · ghetto ( plural ghettos or ghettoes or ghetti ) An (often walled) area of a city in which Jews are concentrated by force and law. (Used particularly of areas in medieval Italy and in Nazi-controlled Europe.) quotations An (often impoverished) area of a city inhabited predominantly by members of a specific nationality, ethnicity

  5. Jun 23, 2005 · ghetto. 1) A run down area of any town or city, but most often used in terms of the inner city. Any area with low or non-existent property value. May or may not refer to a high-crime area, but often does. 2) Anything that is jury rigged, broken in some way, or otherwise of generally poor quality.

  6. Sep 24, 2019 · In the ensuing decades, the word “ghetto” was resurrected to refer to new big-city Jewish immigrant neighborhoods, such as Manhattan’s Lower East Side (once labeled the “New York Ghetto”)....

  7. Apr 27, 2014 · Maxwell Street, a teeming marketplace of Chicago's ghetto, on July 22, 1939. AP Reviving the Jewish ghetto made genocide a much simpler project. As the Holocaust proceeded, ghettos were emptied...

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