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Hasidic Jew at the Western Wall Being Disappointed that Uwe Wasn't Jewish

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Uwe von Seltmann, German author and journalist, describes Jews' reactions in Israel when they found out that he wasn't Jewish, including the time that a Hasidic Jew who wanted to teach him mystical stories got angry upon finding out that Uwe wasn't Jewish.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Uwe von Seltmann.

This excerpt is in English.

Uwe von Seltmann was born in Musen, Germany in 1964.