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Law Library Program to Further Explore History of Venetian Ghetto

February 21, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, D.C.
On Tuesday, February 21, the Law Library of Congress in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy will host a second program to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice. “Understanding Seclusion: the Legal Dimensions of the Ghetto,” will highlight the early history of the segregated Jewish community in Venice and showcase rare books and documents from the Library of Congress collection related to the Jewish Ghetto of Venice. The program will also offer a viewing of the documentary film, “The Venice Ghetto, 500 Years of Life” (2015), which reconstructs the history of the Venetian Ghetto.

The presentations and rare book and document displays will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Montpelier Room, located on the sixth floor of the James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, D.C. The documentary film will be shown at 2:00 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. The program and film showing are free and open to the public, and tickets are not required.