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Hidden Treasure for History Buffs: The Jewish Museum in Odessa

1. October 2012 by Lorena 0 Comments

At one point in time, Odessa had the third largest Jewish population in the world. The Jewish Museum of Odessa’s aim is to teach visitor’s about that portion of the city’s history. The private museum’s curator says that his museum is the only one of its kind in Odessa, and perhaps in the Ukraine as a whole.


Visitors should be ready for a small adventure. The museum is hard to find. Look carefully; the entrance to the museum is marked only by a small sign 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. The curator is passionate and informed about his subject, and those who have gone on the tour said they found it incredibly enlightening. Give yourself at least one hour to explore the museum completely; two hours if you are particularly interested in this subject.


Ukrainian women love when you show curiosity about their country. If you would like to learn about the history of the place where your Ukrainian bride comes from, take her here on an educational history museum date.