The Venice Ghetto, 500 Years of Life

Country
France
Language
English
Genre
Documentary
Director
Emanuela Giordano
Movie year
2015
Duration
54 min

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.

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