Odessa: genius and death in a city of dreams

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Italian merchants, Greek freedom fighters, and Turkish seamen; a Russian empress and her favorite soldier-bureaucrats; Jewish tavern keepers, traders, and journalists--these and many others seeking fortune and adventure rubbed shoulders in Odessa, the greatest port on the Black Sea.Here a dream of cosmopolitan freedom inspired geniuses and innovators, from Alexander Pushkin and Isaac Babel to Zionist activist Vladimir Jabotinsky and immunologist Ilya Mechnikov. Yet here too was death on a staggering scale: not only the insidious plagues common to seaports but also the mass murder of Jews carried out by the Romanian occupation during World War II. Drawing on a wealth of original source material, Odessa is an elegy for the vibrant, multicultural tapestry of which a thriving Jewish population formed an essential part, as well as a celebration of the survival of Odessa's dream in a diaspora reaching all the way to Brighton Beach.
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subject_facetBiographies
Cosmopolitanism -- Ukraine -- Odesa -- History
Cruelty -- Social aspects -- Ukraine -- Odesa -- History
Cultural pluralism
Cultural pluralism -- Ukraine -- Odesa -- History
Death -- Social aspects -- Ukraine -- Odesa -- History
Genius -- Social aspects -- Ukraine -- Odesa -- History
History
Jews
Jews -- Ukraine -- Odesa -- History
Odesa (Ukraine) -- Biography
Odesa (Ukraine) -- History
Odesa (Ukraine) -- Social conditions
Social change
Social change -- Ukraine -- Odesa -- History
Social conditions
Ukraine -- Odesa
title_displayOdessa : genius and death in a city of dreams
title_fullOdessa : genius and death in a city of dreams / Charles King
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Cruelty
Cultural pluralism
Death
Genius
History
Jews
Social aspects
Social change
Social conditions