Category:Judaism in Padua

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Originally unrestricted in choosing a place of residence, they first settled across the river. This was in the area near the present railroad station. As their numbers increased, the community moved into the central parts of the town around Volto dei Negri. The neighborhood was "Volto degli Ebrei" or 'Face of the Jews'. From here, the community grew towards the vicinity of the cathedral. The statutory ghetto was established in 1602, including those streets already inhabited by Jews. Four gates were built to control access. The ghetto was destroyed by the French in 1797 when the gates were torn down. Jewish Encyclopedia (on-online)


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