Jewish Ghetto


Until 1848, the Jewish ghetto comprised the houses between Via Vico road and Via Marchese D’Ormea street. The Jewish Synagogue is located in an apartment building on Via Vico road. The Synagogue was built following the King of the House of Savoy’s order in 1723 and 1729 to confine the Jews, and for this reason it is unidentifiable from the outside. The inside, however, is rich and decorative. It was built in the second half of the 18th century and it is made up of three rooms: the hall of celebrations, the women’s hall and the school room. It still conserves its original furnishings. The Jewish communities of Mondovì had been present since the 16th century. And although segregation had already begun by 1430, it did not become mandatory in the Piedmont until 1720. Jewish segregation was abolished by the Albertine Statute of 1848. This regained freedom meant that the young people of Mondovì could then go and seek work in the city. It was for this reason that the Jewish population of Mondovì then decreased.


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