In the Ghetto

Uploaded 11 Sep 2008 — 2 favorites
Spotlight This! Enter Shoot Out
Login Required

To add items to your favorites you must login.

Already have a JPG account?


Need to create a JPG account?

JPG+ Required

Collections are a JPG+ feature. You must be a JPG+ member to create new collections and to add photos to collections.

Sign up for JPG+ to start using collections now!

© Deborah Downes
Views 166
Likes 0
Favorites 2
Comments 2
Would you like to also give a props comment to the photographer?
All dislikes require a comment. Please tell us why you do not like this photo.

More of Deborah Downes’s Photos

  • Under a Tuscan Moon
  • In the Ghetto
  • At a Corner
  • Power and Light
Photo Info
UploadedSeptember 12, 2008
TakenApril 20, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/100 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length35 mm
No categories yet.
No tags yet.

Q: Do we have the option to add a slideshow?

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

On wall in Rome's Jewish Ghetto. Oppression of the Jews in Rome dates back to the Roman Empire when they were enslaved and forced to help build the coliseum. In 1309 they had to wear certain garments and often were not allowed to worship. In 1492 persecution of Jews in Spain led to thousands moving to Rome. Pope Alexander VI forced all of them to pay a large fee in gold and confined all Jews within the city in a district that was often flooded. In 1883 during surge of nationalism shortly before the unification of Italy, Rome’s Jewish Ghetto was abolished. In 1943 German soldiers rounded up Rome’s Jews and recreated the medieval version of the Jewish Ghetto. They then deported most of them to death camps.

2 responses

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (3 Mar 2010):

    That is a really awful history! Good image and story, though.

  • alex ringer

    alex ringer said (2 Jul 2013):

    Four symbols which well describe our people dark history of religious persecution and destruction. Thanks for bringing this piece of history to light.

To add your comment, Log in or sign up!

Please Login or Sign Up

You must be logged in to enter photos into JPG Shoot Out contests.
Login or Sign Up