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What was Germany's excuse to move Jews into ghettos in world war 2?
January 04, 2012 2:48PM
This was also known as the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, they weren't moving the Jewish people to the Ghettos, they were trying to take them out and put them into a concentration camp.
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Why did the Jews agree to be police in the Ghettos?
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How did Jews get relocated to the ghettos in World War 2?
What was the name of the section of a city where Jews had to live during World War 2?
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Jewish Ghettos in World War 2?
Ghettos were small parts of cities during the Holocaust where Nazis forced Jews to live. They took the Jews from the surrounding area and forced them into the ghettos. The ghettos were used as a way to control and segregate Jews while the German Nazis decided what to do with the Jews. Eventually, the Germans created killing centers, where the Jews were executed, and concentration camps, where the Jews were forced to work, but were still eventually killed. There were at least 1,000 ghettos in German-occupied areas of Poland and the Soviet Union alone.
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Are there still Jewish ghettos?
No. Let us note for clarification that a ghetto is not simply a Jewish neighborhood (as Jews might organize for themselves), but a neighborhood where Jews are legally mandated to live by the government authorities and will likely have laws, walls, and curfews designed to keep Jews distinct from the Non-Jewish population. Jews lived in ghettos throughout Europe and the Arab World for centuries prior to World War II. (The ghettoization under the Nazis was unique because it forced Jews that had been emancipated, i.e. let out of the ghettos, to be forced back in.) In Europe, after the Holocaust, it became politically untenable to put Jews into ghettos again. In the Arab World, Jews were in a state of quasi-emancipation, where some were in ghettos and others were not. However, there were mass emigrations of Jews from the Arab World to Israel and other Western countries which effectively emptied the Arab World ghettos since the entire population departed. New World countries (especially the United States) and Israel never had ghettos to start with, so they never had to disappear.