OK, so we all know that Hollywood actor Dustin Hoffman is Jewish.
But what you may not know, indeed he didn’t know until recently, about his background.
On a PBS TV show ‘Finding Your Roots’, Hoffman was exposed to, for the first time, the truth about his great-grandmother who arrived in the States from Russia.
When her true story was revealed to him, he is filled with emotion, and while in tears explains that: “People ask me today: ‘What are you?’ I say, ‘I’m a Jew!’… They all survived for me to be here.”
Both the show host, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Hoffman refer to his great-grandmother Libba as the “hero” of the family.
Watch the clip and you will soon understand why: