And 20% to 25% of the population of Spain. Other western European nations probably not being much different if anyone did the tests. Given a millenia of persecution in Europe, a Jew in your background wasn't something you talked about. Heck, in the US, in the absence of European antisemitism, some folk don't either. Barry Goldwater might have been proud of his heritage, but you don't hear John Kerry talking about Grandpa Kohn.
As to Adolph, I haven't a clue about his relatives dna, but the usual canard is that his grandma, a housekeeper, was raped by her employer, a Jew. That's it, she worked for a Jew so he must have had his way with her, that's what Jews do. Not much there. Which isn't to say Adolph couldn't have heard that story, though I think it arose only after he rose to prominence.
posted on 06/14/2011 7:02:56 PM PDT
(Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
I’ve read more than one account that he was a Rothschild, hence his ability to get funds early on, or some such.
posted on 06/14/2011 7:58:04 PM PDT
("We didn't lose Vietnam. We quit Vietnam." ~Gen. Al Haig)
To: SJackson; decimon
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov's maternal grandfather was born a Jew and converted to Russian Orthodoxy. Thus Lenin was 3 generations away from actual Jews, and 2 generations from someone who cut himself off from said community. Antisemites have been trying to make this an issue for 100 years. BFD. No one cared that he is part Kalmyk and a petty noble because it was not relevant to his beliefs. The same is true for the religion his grandfather disdained.
And 20% to 25% of the population of Spain.
The headlines for that story were wrong. 20-25% of Spaniards have a hapolotype found among Jews, Samaritans, and Levantine Arabs. Considering that the Belaric Islands and parts of Spain were Phonecian and Cartheginian colonies, this is to be expected.
Other western European nations probably not being much different if anyone did the tests.
A fair number of Ruthenians/Ukrainians carry otherwise Jewish genes.
posted on 06/14/2011 8:39:48 PM PDT
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