Jared Kushner’s grandfather lived in a hole in the ground for three years
Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is Jewish and Jared loves to tell the story of how his grandparents lived in a hole in the ground in the country of Belarus for 3 years to escape the Nazis.
The following quote is from a newspaper article which you can read in full at http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/01/opinions/jared-kushner-holocaust-lesson-gerson-opinion/
[Jared] Kushner then recounted the story of his grandparents, survivors from Belarus. His grandmother fled the ghetto. His father is named after her murdered brother. His grandfather escaped from a [German] labor camp and spent a year, Kushner writes, living in “a literal hole that he had dug — for three years, foraging for food, staying out of sight and sleeping in that hole for the duration of the brutal Russian winter.”
It is true that growing up with survivors of genocide shapes you. You know viscerally that people can hate in a way that is hard to understand from a history book.