Madeleine Albright’s Jewish Roots, Longing for Immortality, and More

In “Prague Winter,” the former Secretary of State reflects on her Jewish ancestry, which she didn’t discover until she was vetted for the White House.

In January of 1997, the Washington Post published a story that stunned even its subject. They discovered that soon-to-be Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s Czech family was Jewish, and that over twenty of her relatives had died in the Holocaust.She joins us to talk about her reaction to the news, the moral lessons she learned from her parents, and why religion looms large in international diplomacy. From May 2012.

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