Fidel Castro half Jewish

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  1. church mouse guy

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    Fidel Castro's father migrated from Spain to Cuba to fight against the USA in the Spanish-American war.

    After he lost, he stayed in Cuba and became rich by hiring large numbers of newly emancipated Afro-Cubans to cut sugar cane for himself and many of his neighbors.

    He married but also had children by a maid/cook to his wife named Lina Ruz Gonzalez. When Fidel was 15, he divorced his wife and married Lina Ruz.

    Apparently Lina Ruz's family came from Ottoman Turkey to Cuba as Jewish refugees.

    https://rafzen.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/another-jewish-dynasty-this-time-in-cuba/
     
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    A discussion of the history of the rise and spread of communism with no mention of Jewish involvement is akin to a discussion of the history of gunpowder with no mention of the Chinese.

    "...Support for Castro was nearly universal among the Jews when he overthrew the dictator Fulgencio Batista.

    But within two years, after Castro declared Cuba an atheistic state, nationalized businesses and other properties, and introduced communism, some 12,000 Jews joined thousands of other Cubans fleeing the country...."

    "The Jewish Role in the Bolshevik Revolution and Russia's Early Soviet Regime... Although officially Jews have never made up more than five percent of the country's total population, they played a highly disproportionate and probably decisive role in the infant Bolshevik regime, effectively dominating the Soviet government during its early years...."

    “Béla Kun [Cohen] ….The son of a Jewish village clerk… started a communist newspaper and founded the Hungarian Communist Party on December 20, 1918…. assumed the dominant position in a new Communist–Social Democratic coalition government…. quickly eliminated the moderate elements in the government through terroristic measures…..The regime collapsed on August 1, 1919, and Kun fled to Vienna. As a leader of the Third International, he attempted to initiate revolutionary outbreaks several times in Germany and Austria during the 1920s…..

    Indeed, it was widespread fear throughout Europe of ‘Jewish Bolshevism’ that the Nazis capitalized on that helped fuel the Holocaust.

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    I'm not following.

    "When Fidel was 15, he divorced his wife and married Lina Ruz.

    Apparently Lina Ruz's family came from Ottoman Turkey to Cuba as Jewish refugees."

    How does this make Fidel Castro half Jewish?
     
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    Is Fidel Castro Jewish?

    "...That Lina may well have been of jewish origin is suggested by some comments that Fidel made in 1941 at the elite Jesuit school of Dolores that he attended. As Symmes puts it:

    'He was never an ideological fascist, Cubenas said, and was definitely not an anti-Semite. Fidel had explained at the time that he could not be 'with' the fascists because they were against the Jews, and he could not be against the Jews for the simple reason that he was one. He volunteered that he was descended, through his grandmother, from Jews. Fidel was Catholic, not Jewish, and Cuban, not European, but he told anyone who would listen that the Jews were his own people.'...."
     
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    A yarmuckle (sp?) with fatigues... an odd mental picture.
     
  6. church mouse guy

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    When Fidel was fifteen years old, his father divorced his wife and married the household servant, the mother of Fidel, who was named Lina Ruz, who was Jewish.

    Fidel Castro's mother had seven children by the man Angel Castro who fought for slavery in Cuba but lost. She was a descendant of Jewish refugees from the Ottoman Empire. Therefore, the Comandante had a Catholic father and a Jewish mother, making Fidel and his siblings half-Jewish. When Fidel was a child, the other children called him "the Jew" (el judio). Some have tried to say that calling someone a Jew in Spanish referred to Fidel's illegitimate birth, but the Spanish word for that is cabron.

    There is other evidence. In 1962, the Comandante wrote a letter allowing a kosher butcher shop to stay in business in Havana and it still prospers and gets special access to beef, etc.

    Also, the Castros were a very rich family and very well known in Cuba so there is no secret about his mother.
     
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    The Kosher Butcher Shop in Havana

    ...“In 1962, Castro wrote a special letter to us, giving us permission to stay open,” explains Berezniak. “I still have that letter.” It is unclear why Castro decided to write that letter. Perhaps it was because about 90 percent of Cuba’s 15,000 Jews left after he came to power and Castro was making a show of being good to the remaining Jews....

    Read more: http://forward.com/articles/216455/how-fidel-castro-saved-cubas-only-kosher-butcher/#ixzz3UJybXsJF


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    Yacob Berezniak Hernandez, Cuban Kosher butcher in Havana.
     

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