Jewish comedian Lena Dunham discovers her family's Holocaust story on PBS' 'Finding Your Roots'

 

Lena Dunham appears on PBS's genealogy series "Finding Your Roots."

(JTA) - Jewish actress and writer Lena Dunham is the latest Hollywood star to discover that her family has ties to the Holocaust on the PBS celebrity genealogy series "Finding Your Roots."

Dunham, the sometimes controversial comedian who was born to a Protestant father and a Jewish mother, has previously described herself as "very culturally Jewish," and she stars in a forthcoming film, "Treasure," that features a family grappling with its Holocaust history. But until taping the "Finding Your Roots" episode that airs next week, she did not know that she herself had family members who survived...



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