In the Warsaw ghetto, Jewish children with bowls of soup. Warsaw, Poland, ca. 1940.
During the Holocaust, the creation of ghettos was a key step in the Nazi process of brutally separating, persecuting, and ultimately destroying Europe's Jews. Ghettos were often enclosed districts that isolated Jews from the non-Jewish population and from other Jewish communities.
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