In chapter 1: What is a ghetto?

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drmonica eNotes educator| Certified Educator

A ghetto is an area of a city where minority members of the population gather together and live. Often these citizens are low-income, perhaps immigrants, and marginalized by the majority culture. In contemporary times, you may be familiar with the term "ghetto" used to describe people or items in a negative way, such as, "This school is so ghetto. Our books are ten years out of date."

In Elie Wiesel's time, Jews were segregated in separate areas of cities. This forcible segregation of Jews was not new during World War II. It had occurred for centuries in many countries. In fact, the term "ghetto" is Italian.

mitham5 | Student

a ghetto is where they took jews..... i think

mrtaylorman50 | Student

A ghetto is where the german Soliders took Jews to have angry Anal sex with them while the other Soliders stood back and masterbated to it while other Soliders whipped the Jews.