Scarlett Johansson was preventing again tears after studying the tragic fates of her relations throughout World Struggle II.
The well-known actress discovered her nice-grandfather’s brother and his youngsters all died within the Warsaw Ghetto in WWII, whereas her Jewish grandfather lived his life as a grocer on Ludlow Road in New York Metropolis.
“I promised myself I wouldn’t cry. However it’s exhausting to not,” she stated after studying the names of the youngsters who misplaced their lives.
“I imply, you actually couldn’t think about the horror. It’s simply so loopy to think about. … It’s loopy to think about that Saul can be on the opposite aspect promoting bananas on Ludlow Road. And the way totally different it might be being in America at the moment,” Johansson, 32, stated. “The destiny of 1 brother versus the opposite.”
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Johansson got here face-to-face together with her household’s historical past in a preview clip to Tuesday’s episode of “Discovering Your Roots” on PBS.
In a 1.three-sq.-mile space of Warsaw, Poland — referred to as the Warsaw Ghetto — was the most important Jewish ghetto occupied by Nazis throughout World Struggle II.
“At its peak, greater than four hundred,000 Jews have been crammed into the ghetto, dwelling in squalid circumstances with inadequate meals rations. Not more than 20,000 of them survived the Holocaust,” based on PBS.
The “Misplaced in Translation” star stated the tragic discovery made her really feel extra related to that aspect of her household.
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“It makes me really feel extra deeply related to that aspect of myself, that aspect of my household,” she stated. “I didn’t anticipate that.”
The actress may also study her father’s Danish roots within the upcoming episode.
Johansson was born in raised in Manhattan. She attended the Skilled Youngsters’s Faculty the place she started her appearing profession.