This episode of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots” is scheduled to air tonight, October 31.

Via Times of Israel.

In the forthcoming episode of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots,” American Jewish actress Scarlett Johansson discovers the tragic fate of her relatives who died in the Holocaust….

Johansson’s grandfather left Poland for the United States, where he worked as a grocer in New York.

The PBS show used documentation from Yad Vashem to determine that his brother and family died in the ghetto….

“It’s crazy to imagine that Saul would be on the other side selling bananas on Ludlow Street. And how different it would be being in America at that time,” the 32-year-old actress says. “The fate of one brother versus the other.”….

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  1. Minnie says:

    This show looks interesting & will be needing tissues for sure . Thanks for sharing Shifra !

  2. Kitten says:

    How can anyone not be moved by that story, and Scarlett’s reaction. I think she realized how blessed she was that her grandfather survived, and although she’s a product of one of the “lucky” ones who got out, the pain of that horror is still very raw. #NeverForget

    PS-I did not like the cut-away shots to the host. It’s not about him.

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