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Atlantic Oceana Restaurant

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1029 Brighton Beach Ave Brooklyn NY 11235 USA

Rita Kagan talks to one of the owners of the Atlantic Oceana Restaurant. The owner recalls how Brighton Beach is known as "Little Odessa" by the Russians who have settled here--Odessa is the largest city in the Ukraine and is a major seaport on the Black Sea. Her family are Mountain Jews--the Jews of the eastern Caucasus Mountains of Azerbaijan and Dagestan. The majority of Mountain Jews that immigrated to the United States settled in Brooklyn.

Credits: Interview by Elena Martinez. Video by Judy Lieff. Sound by Frank Intorcia. (1:57)