This Day in Jewish History / The Jews of Tuscany enter the ghetto, for 277 years
Among the edicts was the stipulation to wear items of distinction – such as yellow caps for men.
Beginning on this day, July 31, 1571, the Jews of Tuscany were restricted to residing within a ghetto, and were to stay there for 277 years. Their confinement persisted until the abolishment of the ghetto in 1848.
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