Jewish Odessa: Odessa’s Schindler

Odessa’s Holocaust memorial is a tribute to one of the most tragic periods of the city’s history.

Odessa Holocaust memorial

Hidden behind the sculptures and the plaques is a deeply personal story of an Odessa Jew, Yakov Maniovich. But it’s not only his story. It’s the story of thousands of Odessa and Bessarabia Jews who were killed and just a few hundreds who managed to survive. It’s the story of Odessa during Romanian occupation and the gentile who rescued the Jews.

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