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Playlist: Russian Jewish

Compiled By: Eva Breneman

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Little Odessa in Brooklyn

From Helen Borten | Part of the A Sense of Place series | 29:30

One hundred years of Brighton Beach memoirs.

Default-piece-image-2 Little Odessa in Brooklyn is about the Russian Jews who survived pogroms and purges and brought humor, music and vitality to Brighton Beach,from its heyday in the 20s, 30s and 40s to the present day. It is also the story of a dying neighborhood saved by the determination of one woman and the energy and brio of a wave of new immigrants. This program was originally aired on NPR's Weekend All Things Considered. Winner, "Best Documentary on Jewish Life," Judah Magnes Museum, Los Angeles, CA. One :30 promo (click "listen" page, promo labeled "Segment 2")