Odessa can refer to: Odessa, Texas
Odessa is a town in Ukraine. It is the third largest city of the country and has one million inhabitants. Odessa is located to the Black Sea.
In the 14th century Odessa was a port of Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Later it belonged to Crimean Tatars and then to the Turks. 1798 it was occupied by Russia. During the Second World War Odessa was occupied by German and Romanian army in 1941, but was liberated in 1944. Under the Romanian military rule Jews were deported.
- ↑ http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/world/odessa-city-ukraine-history.html
- ↑ http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0015_0_15016.html