Winona Ryder has revealed that she has been haunted by the horrors of the Holocaust since childhood after her father’s family was murdered in the atrocity.
The 48-year-old actress discussed how she would sleep as a little girl in the doorway of her parents’ bedroom for fear that they too would be taken.
Speaking of her fears, she told the Mirror: “I think it was because of listening to stories about what happened in the camps. I was terrified to be separated from them.
Candid: Winona Ryder, 48, has revealed that she has been haunted by the horrors of the Holocaust since her childhood after her father’s family was murdered in the atrocity
“In World War II, my mother’s father died fighting the Nazis in the Pacific and, on my father’s side, relatives died in the camps.
“I am grateful that my parents told me the truth, although they had to choose the right age to tell me because it is so horrifying.
“But I always went to the library and read books about it. I couldn’t stop turning the pages and thought, “This is terrible, why am I doing this?” Then I realized that maybe I was looking for my family, for someone I recognized. ‘
It comes when Winona will appear in Sky Atlantic’s The Plot Against America, which tells the story of a working-class Jewish family living in an alternative 1940s New Jersey.
Moving: It Comes When Winona Will Appear In Sky Atlantic’s The Plot Against America, Telling The Story Of A Working-Class Jewish Family Living In An Alternative 1940s New Jersey
Last month, Mel Gibson was forced to disprove claims by Winona that the Oscar-winning actor and director made anti-Semitic and bigoted comments and accused the Stranger Things star of lying about their interactions.
“This is 100% untrue,” said a Gibson representative in a statement TooFab. “She lied about it over a decade ago when she spoke to the press, and she’s lying about it now.
She also lied that he was trying to apologize at the time. He contacted her many years ago to confront her about her lies and she refused to discuss it with him. ‘
Coming back: Last month, Mel Gibson was forced to refute Winona’s claims that the Oscar-winning actor and director made anti-Semitic and bigoted comments accusing the Stranger Things star of lying about their interactions
Winona claims that the Braveheart star, 64, asked in an interview with the woman if she was an ‘oven evader’, a clear reference to her Jewish faith. Sunday Times during the weekend.
“We were at a busy party with one of my close friends and Mel Gibson smoked a cigar,” said the Black Swan actress.
Winona, whose birth name is Winona Laura Horowitz, said when the question of her faith came up, Mel asked, “You’re not an oven evader, are you?”
The blemish refers to the method by which Jewish bodies were burned during the Holocaust.
Winona also claimed that at the same party, the Passion of the Christ director asked her gay friend, “Oh, wait, am I getting AIDS?”
Controversy: Winona, whose birth name is Winona Laura Horowitz, said when the question of her faith came up, Mel asked, “You’re not an oven evader, are you?” (Mel depicted in Braveheart 1995)
The Little Woman actress had already told a similar story to GQ in 2010.
“I was at one of those big Hollywood parties. And [Gibson] was really drunk, ‘Winona told the magazine at the time.
“I was with my boyfriend who is gay. [Gibson] really made a terrible gay joke. And somehow it emerged that I was Jewish. He said something about “oven evaders”, but I didn’t get it. ‘
“It was just a weird, weird moment. I was like, “He’s anti-Semitic and he’s homophobic.” Nobody believed me! ‘
However, Gibson’s long track record of racist and homophobic outbursts is now well documented.
The Oscar-winning star was arrested in California in 2006 after being found drunk driving.
Past Problems: In 2010, Gibson was heard racing with racist abuse by his former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva in a recording made by the Russian singer
The devout Roman Catholic is said to have told the policeman who stopped him: “F ****** Jews. The Jews are responsible for all wars in the world. ‘
Then he would have challenged Officer James Mee, “Are you a Jew?”
In 2010, Gibson heard racial abuse from his former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva in a recording made by the Russian singer.
He heard screaming, “You look like a pig in heat, and if you get raped by a packet of n ******, it will be your fault.”
He did not argue in 2011 for a criminal charge against Grigorieva and did not serve a prison sentence.
In 1991, the Mad Max star made comments to the Spanish newspaper El Pais that many considered homophobic in nature.
He said, “Who is going to think I’m gay with this look? Do I look like a homosexual? Am I talking like them? Am I moving like her? ‘
Mad Mel: The devout Roman Catholic is said to have told the policeman who stopped him from driving under the influence in 2006: ‘F ****** Jews. The Jews are responsible for all wars in the world ‘