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Address: Nejinskaya Street, 66, Odessa 65045, Ukraine
Phone Number: +38048-728-9743
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Small, but interesting and wonderful director.

My grandfather was an Odessa Jew who left after the pogroms in 1905, so I really wanted to see this museum. It is small--still relatively new and hopefully growing. Most of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Juneau, Alaska
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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My grandfather was an Odessa Jew who left after the pogroms in 1905, so I really wanted to see this museum. It is small--still relatively new and hopefully growing. Most of the descriptions are in Russian, and the excellent guide we had read about who speaks English was sick that day. However, the director, Mikhail, was very gracious and spent... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were a lot of artifacts however no descriptions or stories. Compared to other jewish museums, this just seemed like an old home with a few people wandering through.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

The Museum, which is housed in a typical Odessan old apartment, underscores the importance the Jewish community played in the history and achievements of the city. In the 1920's, almost half of the population was Jewish and it built and owned a vast majority of the most beautiful buildings in the city. Moreover, this city was the cradle of Zionism... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Arranged like entering a Jewish home. A lot of different photos and tools from Jewish life in Odessa. Well worth a visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014

this is tucked away in a courtyard so look for the correct address before you look for the entrance. some artifacts sort of jumbled together, not much english translation but even so there does not seem to be much 'there' there.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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