Scarlett Johansson’s ancestors were in the Warsaw Ghetto, celebrity genealogy series reveals
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Scarlett Johansson’s ancestors were in the Warsaw Ghetto, celebrity genealogy series reveals

Jewish celebrities including Larry David and Bernie Sanders delve into their family histories in US show 'Finding Your Roots'

Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson

A number of Jewish celebrities learn about their backgrounds on the upcoming season of the show ‘Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates.’

A promotional video for the series, in which Harvard historian Gates helps celebrities trace their ancestry, features Larry David, Bernie Sanders and Scarlett Johansson as well as other famous Jews.

Some of the revelations in the show’s fourth season, which premieres on October 3, include that Scarlett Johansson had ancestors in the Warsaw Ghetto, and the fact that Bernie Sanders and Larry David are related.

The new season also includes the family histories of Paul Rudd (the promo includes a photo of him from what looks like could be his barmitzvah) and Amy Schumer.

The season four celebrities join the company of other famous people with Jewish roots who learned about their family histories on television, including Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Biel and Lea Michele.

Hoffman broke down in tears as he learned about the perseverance of his Jewish family in an episode that aired last year:

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