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    Jerzy Kosinski

    Jew Score:
    11

    I4

    O3

    K4
    (Jozef Lewinkopf)
    June 14, 1933 – May 3, 1991

    Author Jerzy Kosinski was really not a Jerzy, nor a Kosinski. In order for him to survive World War II, his parents obtained false documents that changed his name from (the rather Jewy) Jozef Lewinkopf to a more goyishe sounding one. Newly-minted Jerzy event spent the war as an altar boy. We would usually frown at a Jew going to church, but we will obviously let it slide here.

    That was not the last time Kosinki's life was changed by a forged document. After the war, he wanted to get out of Poland, so he made up a fake American foundation that would "sponsor" his trip to the states. He also forged documents, supposedly signed by Polish communist officials that assured the authorities that Kosinksi was a loyal Pole who would return. Somehow, it worked.

    In America, Kosinksi wrote a best-selling novel, "The Painted Bird", about a Jewish boy's experiences in the war. Despite the book's success, Kosinksi was accused of plagiarism... and forgery.

    You know what? Considering what he's been through, we'll let that slide too.

    Verdict: Jew.

    April 25, 2018

    See Also

    Misha Defonseca

    Janusz Korczak

    Primo Levi

    Roman Polanski

    Elie Wiesel
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