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Hidden Treasure: The Jewish Museum in Odessa

28. September 2012 by Lorena 0 Comments

Did you know that, until the 1940s, over one-third of the population of Odessa was Jewish? That facent of the city’s history has been preserved in the Jewish Museum of Odessa. The private museum’s proprietor says that his museum is the only one of its kind in Odessa, and perhaps in the Ukraine as a whole.


The museum is hard to find. It’s deep in a residential part of Odessa. The only signage outside is above the doorbell. Once you are inside, you can visit the five rooms of the museum, which is housed in an early 20th century apartment building.


Visitors who have reviewed the museum on TripAdvisor say to set aside at least an hour to see all of the museum; those especially interested in the topic can spend more time there. The curator is passionate and informed about his subject, and those who have gone on the tour said they found it incredibly enlightening.


If you would like to learn about the history of the place where your Ukrainian bride comes from, take her here on a history museum date.


Photo: TripAdvisor