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During World War II, ghettos were set up across Nazi-occupied Europe by the Nazi regime in order to confine and segregate Jews, and sometimes Gypsies, into a small parts of towns or cities. In documents and signage at their entrances, the Nazis most often referred to these areas as J├╝discher Wohnbezirk or Wohngebiet der Juden, both of which translate as Jewish Quarters. There were several distinct types, including so-called "open ghettos", "sealed ghettos" and "extermination ghettos". In a number of cases, they were the scene of uprisings against German control known collectively as ghetto uprisings.

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