By Niv Elis
In what must be a neo-Nazi’s worst nightmare, two Polish skinheads (a married couple) discovered that they are, in fact, Jewish.
Joining the ranks of unwitting self-haters like Ted Haggard, Ken Mehlman, and the fictional Danny Balint, Pawel and Olga (whose last names were not given) are now the subject of a new CNN documentary. The documentary details how the couple, who have become active members of an orthodox synagogue, are dealing with the contradiction.
Despite some serious soul searching, Pawel seems to have taken friendly advice against beating himself up over his past.
“It’s not something that I walk around and lash myself over… I feel sorry for those that I beat up.”
Setting aside the glory of karmic justice, the compelling story offers a fascinating peak into how people deal with challenges to their identity and worldview. You can watch a clip from the documentary below:
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