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Out of compulsion but sometimes by choice

Out of compulsion but sometimes by choice - , .,theJews...

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Out of compulsion but sometimes by choice, the Jews tended to live among themselves and were  often brutally herded into ghettos. As the victims of large-scale animosities and cruelties, the Jews  learned to be mobile (hence such trades as jeweler, peddler, pawnbroker, and salesman); they  developed a rich tradition of parable and an often self-mocking and emotion-relieving humor, but  above all they developed a will to survive as individuals and as a people. The culmination of their  persecution was the European Holocaust of 1939-45, in which about six million European Jews were  systematically murdered and cremated by Nazi Germany. Thus Jewish culture and identity became a kind of national identity independent of any geographical  locale. In the Middle Ages, this culture developed a Germanic vernacular language called Yiddish, 
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