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    The past and future of Odessa


    by ulaghchi


    Host Rob Sachs talks with Charles King about how Odessa can return to its glory days.

    In his new book “Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams,” author and historian Charles King explores the history of Odessa, Ukraine, how it rose to become the center of Jewish life and ultimately the scene of horrific destruction. Odessa was once the social and economic hub of Ukraine until it was decimated by pogroms and World War II. King, a professor at Georgetown University, said there's hope today to draw upon its rich cultural history to once again make it a vibrant hub.