Soooo. Whenever I, a by halacha jewish guy, was learning about the Shoa and the atrocities committed to my own ancestors, I felt strongly with them, as one should, in my opinion. I always knew I wasn’t (racially) the most jewish jew, but just today I noticed that in nazi terms, im only a Mischling of the fourth degree, or “1/16th” jewish. This is giving me a hard time because I now feel like its not adequate for me to identify so strongly with this important and prominent part of my culture and my family’s history. It’s really making me feel weird rn. Like I wouldn’t officially have been persecuted back then so why even bother. This is really really tough for me.
A little identity crisis
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