Three Types Of Ghettos In The Holocaust

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Ghettos in the Holocaust Ghettos in the Holocaust segregated Jews from the rest of the world. Inside their walls was a community of Jews who took care of each other. Within only a few square feet and minimal amounts of daily necessities, Jews found a way to keep themselves alive with the money they made and illegal trading. With their strict rules, food limitations, bad living conditions, and confined spaces, ghettos were where Jews were forced to live during the Holocaust before they were deported to forced-labor camps or killing centers.
About the Ghettos Ghettos were small, enclosed neighborhoods that Jews were forced to live in. They isolated Jews from the rest of their community, and occupied a small amount of space with many other
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Types of Ghettos During the years of the Holocaust, there were three main types of ghettos- Closed Ghettos, Open Ghettos, and Destruction Ghettos. (Types of Ghettos) Each type of ghetto was used for a different purpose. Closed Ghettos secluded Jews within barbed-wire fences or walls, limiting their outside contact. Open Ghettos allowed Jews to see the outside world without walls or seclusion, but still had restrictions as to how far someone could leave the ghetto. Destruction Ghettos were mainly temporary, and were completely closed off (Types of Ghettos). Destruction Ghettos were the worst types of ghettos for a Jewish community to live in (Types of Ghettos). According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, “Destruction Ghettos were tightly sealed off and existed for between two and six weeks before the Germans and/or their collaborators deported or shot the Jewish population concentrated in them.” These types of ghettos were found in the Hungary and the German-occupied Soviet Union. Closed and Open Ghettos, however, were simpler for Jews. They were allowed to work and weren’t deported to camps as quickly as the Jews in the Destruction Ghettos were. A few hardships, such as bad winter weather, starvation, and poorly heated rooms, were the worst parts of a Closed Ghetto. These ghettos were the most popular types to be established (Types of Ghettos). “These existed in German-occupied Poland and the occupied Soviet Union, as well as in Transnistria, [the] province of Ukraine occupied and [administered] by Romanian authorities,” said the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in the article, Types of

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