Warmbier family “didn’t want to embarrass North Korea by explaining that he actually was Jewish” [VIDEO]

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Otto Warmbier’s family kept his Jewishness under wraps while North Korea held him hostage
by Eric Cortellessa
June 22, 2017

The family of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who died on Monday, days after his release from 17 months of captivity in North Korea, was advised to keep his Jewish background and identity concealed while officials tried to negotiate his release. That was because the North Korean justification for his imprisonment centered on a dubious claim that Warmbier had stolen a propaganda poster in a Pyongyang hotel lobby on orders from the Friendship United Methodist Church in Wyoming, Ohio, to bring it back “as a trophy” in exchange for a used car worth $10,000…The Cincinnati native’s mother was Jewish and he identified as such throughout his life, according to a source familiar with the matter. READ MORE

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