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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.[1] 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.[2]

External links


  1. http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/world/odessa-city-ukraine-history.html
  2. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0015_0_15016.html