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Pass By: Jewish Museum of Odessa, Nejinskaya Street, 66, Odessa 65045 Ukraine
Learn the most important facts from the history of Jewish comunity in Odessa on a comprehensive tour with a local guide.
It is considered that Jews appeared in Odessa even before its foundation. It is also known that at the first census of population at the end of 18th century there were 106 Russians, 213 Ukrainians, 224 Greeks and 240 Jews in a new town.
Therefore, we invite you to learn more about the phenomenon of Odessa Jews, to feel that contemporary Odessa would not be possible without them. Not surprisingly, only this South city could give so many great Jews to the world. L. Utesov and I. Babel, Sholem Aleichem and M. Zhvanetsky has visited Odessa in different times.
Walking through the old Jewish Quarter and Jewish Street, you will learn why Jews were called the “people of air” and what simple and unprofitable businesses they were allowed to do at the beginning of 19th century. You will be surprised, learning that in spite of all prohibitions quite soon Jews became the most influential and rich habitants of city.
In addition, your expert guide will tell you about the tragic pages of Jews life in Odessa. There were pogroms and Holocaust, Soviet persecution and forced emigration in their history. Nevertheless, there were also the sentimental declarations of love to Odessa, made by thousands and thousands of Jews, who live and work around the world, but still call Odessa their Motherland.
You may also visit the Jewish Museum of Odessa and find out more interesting information about the Jewish community (optional). The tour ends in the center of the city.
Stop At: Odessa Synagogue, Evreiskaya, 25, Odessa 65045 Ukraine
You will visit 2 Odesa Synagogues during this tour
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Green Tour Ukraine, Chernogorskaya st. 17/14, Kiev 01103 Ukraine
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Pass By: Green Tour, Odessa Ukraine
Local Tour Operator
Pass By: Monument to L. Utesov, Derybasivska Street, Odessa 65000 Ukraine
Take a sit on a bench next to a famous singer Leonid Utesov. It’s one of the favorite monuments of locals