The Senate decided to expel the Jews from the city in 1394 due to fears of Jewish encroachment in certain economic spheres. They were allowed to work in the city for limited two-week intervals. Those who were not moneylenders were allowed to remain in the city, albeit with certain restrictions. Jews were forced to wear various markings on their clothing to identify themselves as Jews. In 1394 they had to wear a yellow badge, it was changed to a yellow hat in 1496 and to a red hat in 1500
Ghetto: a part of a city, especially a slum area, occupied by a minority group or groups. early 17th century: perhaps from Italian getto ‘foundry’ (because the first ghetto was established in 1516 on the site of a foundry in Venice), or from Italian borghetto, diminutive of borgo ‘borough’.
We attach it to a poor district or area, normally associated with where kaka people live. Poor Unfortunate, Barely able to support themselves.
Jews were mentioned in documents in 945 and 992 forbidding Venetian captains from accepting Jews onboard their ships. In 1252, Jews were not allowed to settle in the main part of the city. The Senate decided to expel the Jews from the city in 1394 due to fears of Jewish encroachment in certain economic spheres.
All Jews were forced into ghettos if they wished to remain in the city.
They were only allowed to leave during the day and were locked inside at night. Jews were only permitted to work at pawn shops, act as money lenders, work the Hebrew printing press, trade in textiles or practice medicine. Detailed banking laws kept their interest rates low and made life difficult for many of the poor pawnbrokers and moneylenders.
Once they left the ghetto they still had to wear distinguishing clothing, such as a yellow circle or scarf.