The consequences of this blow were momentous; it may be said to inaugurate the ghetto period.
- The ghetto, which had prevailed more or less rigorously for a long period, was not formally prescribed by the papacy until the beginning of the 16th century.
The Judengasse (Ghetto), down to 1806 the sole Jews' quarter, has been pulled down, with the exception of the ancestral house of the Rothschild family - No.
Severe ghetto laws led many of the Jews to emigrate.
This grew to be the characteristic folkdrama of the ghetto, and has not died out in eastern Europe to the present day.
There is a large Ghetto, a so-called Latin Quarter, where Spanish sounds and signs are dominant, a Little Italy and a Chinese quarter of which no other city has the like.
Close to the town hall is the Joseph-Stadt, the ancient ghetto of Prague.