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.