Return Of The Natives From Brooklyn

During the years of communist rule, with its state-sponsored anti-Semitism, thousands of Jews fled Odessa, the former Czarist-era summer resort on the Ukrainian Black Sea. Refused admission to universities, punished for their religious beliefs, and forced to live in ghettos, some 200,000 Jews fled this once bustling port city, most of them in the 1970s. Some went to Israel, but most emigrated to the U.S., generally to Brooklyn, where they formed a Brighton Beach Diaspora.

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