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Odessa During WWII

Hosted By: The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC)

During the final segment of this three-part series about Jewish Odessa, uncover the most devastating period of Odessa’s Jewish history -the Nazi and Romanian occupation during World War II.

Visit the Holocaust Memorial, created as a private initiative of an honorable Odessa citizen. Hear the story of Odesseans who saved Jews during the war, among them a doctor, who has been called “Odessa’s Schindler.” Our presenter will virtually take you to the area of the first Jewish ghetto, established in 1942. See the place where 24,000 Jews and Red Army soldiers were burnt in four wooden barracks. Find out what effect this tragic period left upon Odessa’s Jewry, and how this tragic period is currently commemorated. Learn the story of the city’s Holocaust survivors.

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The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC)

The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC) is an educational non-profit, created in 1998, to preserve and support the Lower East Side’s community of living synagogues and other historic structures, and to raise public awareness of the neighborhoods distinct cultural identity. As the birthplace of American Jewish civilization, and the most iconic immigrant neighborhood in America, we share this history by taking people on walking tours which enter sacred sites, where you learn how past generations came here, lived and worshiped. Learn more about LESJC here.
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