Essay About Ghettos

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Ghettos: An Ongoing Problem Throughout History As Rosa Parks said, “As Americans, we still have many challenges to face and many more problems to overcome,”. One of those problems is segregation, which is the action of setting someone/something apart from others. Ghettos have played a major role in helping achieve segregation by separating the minorities from the majority; thus, making it hard for social mobility and equal opportunities for all. Ghettos first started with Jewish people and now have evolved into urban ghettos housing many minorities. This has lead to a rift between certain ethnicities. Not to mention that ghettos are always overcrowded and impoverished, causing the people who live there to fight amongst themselves.…show more content…
The first ghettos started with the Jewish people in Venice Italy. They later evolved into ghettos in Nazi Germany. These ghettos were established to restrict the Jewish people 's behavior and keep them from the “pure” Aryan race. The ghettos were surrounded by walls to insure the separations of the two races. The majority of the ghettos had very harsh living conditions; therefore, many of the Jewish people died or became very weak. Hitler set up over 1000 ghettos to place many Jewish families in. Showing many that ghettoisation is an effective method that helped Hitler with his final solution. Ghettos were a preparatory phase for the Nazi to separate the Jewish people and everyone who were not Aryan. Hitler wanted to kill the Jewish race, creating ghettos to help with the mass genocide. The main purpose of ghettos being formed for the Jewish people was separation. Ghetto arrangements differed between the medieval ghettos and the Nazi ghettos. One sees people dying lying with arms and legs outstretched in the middle of the road.Their legs are bloated, often frostbitten, and their faces distorted with pain (history book). Although Adolf Hitler couldn 't get rid of all the Jews at one time. He was able to set
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