Decades overdue, Odessa gets Holocaust museum
A century ago the city had the third largest Jewish population in the world (after NYC and Warsaw). From what I hear, these days it is a pale shadow of itself. If you know nothing of old Odessa, read “The Odessa Tales” by Isaac Babel.
The Odessa Holocaust Museum was dedicated in a special ceremony.
About 3 million Jews in the former Soviet Union were murdered by the Nazis during World War II, including some 247,000 Jews — 22,000 children — in Odessa and the surrounding region.
Imagine if all these people had a safe haven to escape to…
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