I’ve long known Marilyn Monroe converted to Judaism when she married Arthur Miller. What nice Jewish boy doesn’t? What I didn’t know:
- She was married in New Haven, at Congregation Mishkan Israel.
- She was “a serious convert.”
- She “continued to identify as Jewish after her divorce from Arthur Miller.”
I’ve also long known that Trotsky was extraordinarily prescient. What I didn’t know was that in 1938 Trotsky wrote:
It is possible to imagine without difficulty what awaits the Jews at the mere outbreak of the future world war. But even without war the next development of world reaction signifies with certainty the physical extermination of the Jews.