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 city with cultural influence far greater than its population size (Odessa ranked third in cultural and literature influence, after Moscow and St.Pete despite having only 1 million inhabitants out of 300 million Soviet citizens).
The museum's curator is a lively young woman who is passionate about the history (she speaks perfect English). One would go there for an experience rather than the exhibits. Museum, which is in old Soviet-era apartment gives a decent idea on living conditions at the time. The atmosphere inside is foreboding. An occasional swastika outside it’s front door adds to it.
There are really no signs pointing to the museum. Starting at Tyraspolkaya Square, walk up Nizhinskaya Street on left side. The courtyard is about 100 meters up the street.
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