so were gon talk about the jews today
and LET’S DO A QUICK OVERVIEW.
SO THE JEWISH PEOPLE THE ISRAELITES LOST THEIR LAND THIS ONE TIME. ISRAEL. THEY LOST IT. COULDN’T FIND IT.
THEN IN 70 A.D. THE ROMANS BLEW UP THE TEMPLE OR SOMETHIN LIKE THAT.
AND THEY WENT TO MASADA. THEY. BEING. THE JEWISH PEOPLE. BUT. BUT THEY DIDN’T REALLY SURVIVE BECAUSE A BUNCH OF OTHER JEWS THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO CIVIL WAR BUT THAT WAS STUPID
AND THE MIDDLE AGES SUDDENLY TURKS REMEMBER THEM AND THEN THE CRUSADES. WHEN CHRISTIANS FOUGHT MUSLIMS. THIS FAILED MISERABLY. YAY CHRISTIANS.
THEN THE JEWS STARTED DOING PRETTY WELL. OK. SOME. MOST DIDN’T. A LOT OF PEOPLE KINDA HATED THEM.
AND NOW WE’RE IN THE RENNAISANCE. RENNISANCE. RENAISSANCE. THERE.
so a lot of people were pretty mean to the jewish people. which. wasn’t nice. well duh that was really unnecessary uh.
so this one time in 1606 these portugese monks that were really nice decided it’d be a great idea to massacre a bunch of jews wait what
and then these people in italy just kinda grouped all the jews in this one place called a ghetto.
OK GUYS, YOU CAN LIVE HERE, AND WE’RE GOING TO CREATE THIS NICE AND PRETTY LITTLE PLACE FOR YOU GUYS TO LIVE OK SOUNDS GOOD.
no it was TERRIBLE.
5,000 gravestones of jews were gotten rid of in germany so they could build other stuff with them. and 800 had to leave the country. 800 people, that is. not. not 800 tombstones.
nobody really liked these people. at. at all.
Except for the Ottomans! They were pretty nice to the Jews over there.
And in India, a ghetto was destroyed just because!
oh wait no that isn’t a good thing at all uh
and this one african place also got invaded by the spanish and they got rid of a bunch of ghettos
and ivan the terrible killed over 300 people just because they were jewish
and pope paul the fourth had a bunch of ghettos and locked them all in there at night and wouldn’t let them have more than one synagogue and made them all wear the same clothes and
In Mexico, 200 or so were burned at the stake. 10 people in Peru were punished for being Jewish. and in 1615, all the jews were kicked out of france. the english had been lead to believe that the jews were money counterfeiters and child murderers by a man named William Pryne. Remember him? Yep.
10 years later, the Russians murdered and tortured 34,000 people. Because they were Jewish.
OK BAD THINGS ARE OVER BEGIN READING HERE IF YOU DIDN’T READ UP THERE.
There were some places in the world were people loved the Jews! Morocco was like HEY GUYS C’MERE IT’S FINE OVER HERE.
And remember Charles V? The Holy Roman Emperor? Yeah. He was cool with them being in the Netherlands. And in Poland, the Jews were actually given a charter of freedom. And about half a million lived there by 1648.
Suleman liked Jews, too. He was like HEY GUYS YOU WANT GOVERNMENT POSITIONS I’LL GIVE THEM TO YOU. BECAUSE I LOVE YOU.
Denmark was also cool with them. There was a big giant Synagogue in Amsterdam. And in England they were welcomed back eventually. And most of the colonies in North America were like HEY GUYS WE NEED PEOPLE BECAUSE WITHOUT THEM WE’LL DIE.
The jews also worked. Really. Really hard. And they also had a big focus on family and customs and stuff. AND THEY ALSO HAD THEIR OWN LANGUAGE THAT THEY MADE. CALLED YIDDISH. WHICH YOU’RE PROBABLY AWARE OF. LIKE. YEAH. I DON’T KNOW?????
So the Jewish people were also still hopeful. Yeah. Even though they were like. Really. Really oppressed they kinda.
SO. I’LL. AWKWARDLY.