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Jewish Museum of Odessa

Nejinskaya Street, 66, Odessa 65045, Ukraine
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Ranked #14 of 198 Attractions in Odessa
Type: Museums
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Really only historical Jewish site other than a few synagogue. This museum in a courtyard has very interesting artifacts, not just specifically Judaic items. Old typewriters and pictures. Should bra on your list.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I only learned about this museum from TripAdvisor and am so grateful that I did. Yes, I too had difficulty finding the building, despite having the address. I couldn't believe it would be where it was! As a Jew from Vancouver Canada, one of Odessa's sister cities, with family roots in the area, I found the museum to be both... More

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The museum is hard to find. It’s in a small, dilapidated courtyard. Just like the Jews in Russia or USSR - hidden away by authorities behind an ugly façade and surrounded by unfriendly (putting it mildly) neighbors. The museum is small and does not do justice to the contributions of a persecuted group that made Odessa...Odessa - a cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Interested in Odessa Jewish history? That's the place to see. Make sure you get a tour with a local guide. We listened to Mr.Chaplin - definitely worth listening to.

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ann arbor, mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

As others have written, this private, small museum is very difficult to find. (Start with the website at: www.migdal.ru). We asked many people, including tour guides and people at the Main Synagogue, and no one gave us correct directions. Start by asking for Nezhinskaya Street, and go in the direction of #66. Don't hesitate to enter the old building courtyard,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Interesting to see the museum however, on western standards it is poor. Considering the pre war Jewish population and their contribution to the city,it is disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Me or my partner are not Jewish but love the history. We come to Odessa for 3 days. Friday ,Saturday and Sunday. They are closed Fridays and Saturdays so we went on the sunday. Unfortunately a tour just started and they couldn't do an English speaking tour, so we casually looked around at all the amazing collection that they have.... More

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Reading, Berkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

The museum is not the easiest place to find in Odessa. It is in an apartment block along a road going put of town. However the amount of exhibits in such a small place is amazing and they tell the visitor about how Jews lived and worked in Odessa before the Second world war. We had a guide who showed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

This small museum is in an apartment and is filled with items donated by Ukrainian Jews who wanted to give us an idea of what Jewish life was like in Odessa. The man who guided us through the 5 or 6 room apartment was very proud of the collection and was quite knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and would... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Good overview and material culture on the Jewish community in Odessa, small place, so they don't have a tremendous amount of things, but helped understand the history a bit better of the jewish community- tour guide had good English skills that day-

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