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My cousin, specifically my father's sister's daughter, got her mitochondrial DNA tested for heritage markers, and it came back that she was of German Jewish extraction, through her mother's mother's mother, etc., which makes me of German Jewish descent through my father's mother as well.  This doesn't surprise me in the least, since I have certain genetic issues much more common among Ashkenazi Jews that don't show up on my mom's side, but I thought it was through my father's mother's father, not her mother.

I'm delighted to have proof however, not because I'm glad to know I have more Jewish heritage (being Jewish isn't exactly something I feel insecure about), but because my paternal grandmother was a horrible, abusive woman who gave her children and grandchildren deep, lifelong emotional scars, and the only reason I was spared the same was because my dad cut off contact with her after she went after my sister.  Anyway, she was also deeply anti-Semitic, and it gives me a rush of spiteful pleasure to know she's of Jewish descent, and I only wish she could have known before she died.  I hope she's rolling in her grave.

Date: 2014-11-19 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ljlee.livejournal.com
I remember Chris Rock doing a bit about your prejudices coming back to you: If you don't like gays your son will be gay, and if you don't like Puerto Ricans your daughter will bring home *starts singing* "living la vida loca." I guess the universe has a sense of justice after all, albeit a twisted sort.

Date: 2014-11-19 03:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] attackfish.livejournal.com
Only this time, it's more "you are what you hare," which is even better.

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