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Pletzl, Paris

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The Pletzl is the Jewish quarter in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. The Place Saint-Paul and the surrounding area were, unofficially, named the Pletzl when the neighborhood became predominantly Jewish because of an influx of immigrants at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. When the Parisian Jews were expelled from the city 600 years ago, it was here in the Marais district that they settled. The depth and diversity of the community have grown over the years through immigration from Eastern Europe and North Africa. The area is now characterised by its synagogues, butchers, Jewish delicatessens, and falafel vendors, which provide a social and cultural fabric for its inhabitants.The darkest days for this community came during the Second World War, when Vichy collaboration with the Nazis resulted in the raids in which many residents were abducted and sent off to death camps. Today, the community is an Orthodox one, extremely religious, and most citizens belong to one of the three local synagogues; one located at 17, rue des Rosiers, another at 25, rue des Rosiers and the one at 10, rue Pavée, an art nouveau temple designed by Hector Guimard, famous for his work on the Paris Métro.
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  • This is one of the old Jewish neighborhoods in Paris. It's full of historic buildings, but little remains of the Jewish heritage. Still you can find a Holocaust memorial and a Jewish museum. So many b...  more »
  • In This part of the old district of Mare a huge number of Jewish shops and always a lot of people. We made our way through crowds of people buying Jewish salads and hummus, cakes and desserts around. In 1900, the 6000 Ashkenazi were resettled from Russia and Poland and to The beginning of the 1st World war their number has increased 3 times. Very Colorful and noisy area
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