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Two Tales of Islamophobia: The US and Germany

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By Betsy Rossinsky



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I learned I was Jewish the hard way. Soon after my mother died, her ex-husband (my father) took me away to live with him. I was seven.


"You killed Christ," a pretty little girl named Peggy told me as a matter of fact on my first day at the new school. Apparently, Peggy's mother didn't like the sound of my name when she heard I was joining the second grade class. (She had called our housekeeper to verify her suspicion.)


"I didn't kill Christ. The Jews killed Christ," I replied, sure in my knowledge. My mother was an Episcopalian, who had sent me to Sunday School at the small church right across our street.


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"Well, you're Jewish," Peggy retorted and marched away to join her friends.


That night I asked my father, "Am I Jewish?"

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