“The Jewish Trumps aren’t quite sure where their name came from.
“The family folklore is that they came from a place called Trumpskoya, somewhere in Lithuania.
“That’s the story according to Sasha Weiss Trump … who lives in Israel.”
Meet the Jewish Trumps
In Lithuania there have been deep divisions.
Many Lithuanian Jews were murdered during World war II
Molėtai is a small town in Lithuania.
‘During one day in the summer of 1941, two thousand Jews were shot there.
‘In other words, eighty percent of the population of Molėtai vanished over the course of a few hours and were buried in a mass grave.
‘German Nazis were in command of the massacre.
‘Local Lithuanians did the shooting.’
Jews: Lithuania’s Misfortune
Jewish kids in Molėtai
Jews of Lithuanian origin include:
Moshe Arens, former Israeli defence minister and foreign minister
Leon Brittan, of Lithuanian Jewish origin, was the UK government minister in charge of the police at a time when ‘the police were protecting the Elm Guest House child brothel’.
Ben Bernanke, former Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve
Michael Bloomberg, New York Mayor
Brian Epstein, The Beatles Manager
Seymour Hersh, American journalist
Malcolm Rifkind has Lithuanian Jewish origins. Sir Malcolm Rifkind has been chairman of the UK’s Intelligence and Security Committee. He is a cousin of the alleged rapist Leon Brittan.
, South African casino magnate (Sun City)
Hillel Kook prominent member of the Irgun
Michael Marks, founder of retail network Marks and Spencer
Winthrop Paul Rockefeller, Rockefeller family, U.S., Republican politician (his mother was a Litvak – from Lithuania)
Harold Wilson’s dear friend, the Lithuanian-born Joseph Kagan. Kagan was a close friend of Richardas Vaygauskas, a Lithuanian officer in the KGB.
Jerome David Salinger, writer
Ariel Sharon, from a family of Georgian Jews of Lithuanian descent
Joe Slovo, South African Communist and MK leader, minister of construction in Nelson Mandela’s government
John Stewart, U.S. TV comedian
Helen Suzman, South-African anti-apartheid activist
“I was born to a Lithuanian father and am of Jewish descent,” noted UK Minister David Young.
“My only brother, Stewart, is chairman of the BBC.