But that would all change when Szegedi learned something about himself that would turn his world upside down: Szegedi discovered he was a Jew.
When rumors of his Jewish ancestry started swirling on the Internet, Szegedi went to talk to his 94-year-old grandmother, who he never knew was Jewish.
"She opened up and she talked about her life and how she was sent to Auschwitz and how our family was annihilated," he recalled. "I was shocked. First of all because I realized the Holocaust really happened."
Wasn’t Hitler part Jewish?
What is it with Europeans? They have muslims slitting their throats and creating infidel no-go zones and they hate some peaceful Jews baking knishes...
Parallel to Paul the Apostle?
Better get out there and hang that monkey right now!
Is it anything like Chapells “Black , White Supremicist” ?
A real life Clayton Bigsby!
Wasn't this a Twilight Zone episode?
Imagine if each one of us learned that he is an Indonesian Kenyan without a birth certificate!
I don’t get it.
He was labeled anti-Semitic, and therefore HE WAS...? MANY people are labeled anti-Semitic, very many, and often for reasons that have NOTHING to do with Judaism.
I have gone to very few political rallies, but I did once protest the arrival of Bill Clinton in San Francisco, and I was called a nazi and anti-semite very many times —simply because I was not a fan of Bill Clinton.
Further, this states that his thinking about Jews changed BECAUSE he discovered his grandmother was Jewish:
I also don’t understand this —this is close to showing a triumph of narrow tribalism and Balkanization. We should instead read something like, “But then I joined a sports team full of GREAT guys, who were generous and fair to all, and after that I realized that my previous reservations about Jews were silly...”
Let’s say someone asked to be your friend “I want to be your friend BECAUSE you are an Eskimo”.
Eskimos are fine, but my point is shouldn’t something other than MEMBERSHIP drive people...?
Anti-semites were given a boost by communism — in Hungary the Hungarian Soviet republic in 1919 was led by Bela Kun whose father was Jewish and mother Calvinistic (anti-Semites forget that latter bit and that his father was secular) and post 1945 there was Matyas Rosenberg as the CCP leader (of course anti-Semites forget that he totally rejected Judaism and was anti-Semitic himself)