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Ukrainian children left orphanage in Odesa to this Berlin hotel amid Russian aggression

May 19, 2022, 18:55 109 usatoday.com Children from Mishpachah Orphanage in Odesa , Ukraine fled to a hotel in Berlin as Russian attacks continue.

Ukrainian children left orphanage in Odesa to this Berlin hotel amid Russian aggression

The Mishpachah Orphanage in Odesa, Ukraine, is empty, seen on April 14, 2022. With the help of the local Hasidic Jewish organization Chabad, over 90 children fled at the start of the war to Berlin, Germany.

Ukrainian children left orphanage in Odesa to this Berlin hotel amid Russian aggression

The Mishpachah Orphanage in Odesa, Ukraine, is empty, seen on April 17, 2022. The orphanage sits only 300-meters from the Black Sea and was vulnerable to a possible Russian attack.

Ukrainian children left orphanage in Odesa to this Berlin hotel amid Russian aggression

Hedgehogs and barricades block off access to streets in Odesa, Ukraine on April 17, 2022.

Ukrainian children left orphanage in Odesa to this Berlin hotel amid Russian aggression

Nastya Tsishcova, 16, left her teddy bear behind at the Mishpachah Orphanage in Odesa, Ukraine. With the help of the local Hasidic Jewish organization Chabad, over 90 children fled at the start of the war to Berlin, Germany. Each child was allowed to pack only one suitcase. Unsure when they would be back, the children left many belongings behind.

Ukrainian children left orphanage in Odesa to this Berlin hotel amid Russian aggression

4/13/22; Odesa, Ukraine; A classroom inside the Mishpachah Orphanage in Odesa, Ukraine, sits empty on April 13, 2022.

Ukrainian children left orphanage in Odesa to this Berlin hotel amid Russian aggression

Tatiana Portnaya, the headteacher for the Mishpachah Orphanage in Odesa, Ukraine, walks through the empty school hallways on April 14, 2022.

Ukrainian children left orphanage in Odesa to this Berlin hotel amid Russian aggression

A classroom inside the Mishpachah Orphanage in Odesa, Ukraine, sits empty on April 13, 2022.

Ukrainian children left orphanage in Odesa to this Berlin hotel amid Russian aggression

The Mishpachah Orphanage in Odesa, Ukraine, is empty, seen here on April 13, 2022.

Ukrainian children left orphanage in Odesa to this Berlin hotel amid Russian aggression

Ukrainian children of the Mishpachah Orphanage take virtual school classes in a converted hotel meeting room in Berlin, Germany on April 8, 2022.

Ukrainian children left orphanage in Odesa to this Berlin hotel amid Russian aggression

Ukrainian children have lunch at a German hotel on April 8, 2022, where they’ve lived since the first days of the war.

Ukrainian children left orphanage in Odesa to this Berlin hotel amid Russian aggression

Racks of donated clothing are stored in the basement of a hotel in Berlin, Germany on April 8, 2022 that is housing over 90 children of the Mishpachah Orphanage in Odesa, Ukraine.

Ukrainian children left orphanage in Odesa to this Berlin hotel amid Russian aggression

Ukrainian Natasha Dubinskaya creates a beaded keychain with other girls at a German bowling alley on April 10, 2022.

Ukrainian children left orphanage in Odesa to this Berlin hotel amid Russian aggression

Shoshana Khusid puts on makeup for Shabbat in a hotel meeting room turned makeshift salon on April 8, 2022. Khusid is one of more than 90 Jewish children from Ukraine who are calling this German hotel home after they fled Odesa with the Hasidic Jewish organization Chabad at the start of the war.

Ukrainian children left orphanage in Odesa to this Berlin hotel amid Russian aggression

Ukrainian children of the Mishpachah Orphanage prepare for Shabbat on April 8, 2022.

Ukrainian children left orphanage in Odesa to this Berlin hotel amid Russian aggression

Children of the Mishpachah Orphanage react to their scores during an outing at a bowling alley in Berlin, Germany on April 10, 2022.

Ukrainian children left orphanage in Odesa to this Berlin hotel amid Russian aggression

Ukrainian children watch a movie at a German hotel on April 10, 2022, where they’ve lived since the first days of the war.

Ukrainian children left orphanage in Odesa to this Berlin hotel amid Russian aggression

Raizy Leitner, top center, sits with Ukrainian children of the Mishpachah Orphanage at a German bowling alley on April 10, 2022.

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