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Jews Brought Up by Catholics during Holocaust

What is the halachic approach to the hidden Jews of the Holocaust who were brought up by the Church?


According to the halachah, these Jews remains Jews throughout their lifetimes. Even somebody who is entirely unaware of his being Jewish is considered a Jew, and we await his return. In the Talmud, this is known as a “baby who was taken captive among non-Jews”–somebody who was brought up as a non-Jew, but is actually Jewish. For a woman, the person’s children will also be considered bona fide Jews, in spite of complete lack of awareness of the fact.

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