Lisa Kudrow On Her Special Bond With The Long-Lost Relative Who Revealed Her Family’s Tragic Past

Posted by admin on Feb 26, 2010

Lisa Kudrow makes a journey to eastern Europe to uncover a story horribly familiar to Jewish families who lived through World War II.

Kudrow travelled to Ilya in Belarus, which had a thriving Jewish community before the war.

There the TV show’s researchers uncovered meticulously kept town records showing that Lisa’s great-grandmother, Mera Mordejovich, had been ‘killed and burned’ with 900 Jews in the town.

Visiting Ilya’s market square, a possible site of Mera’s death, Lisa was shaken. ‘The people were stripped, shot and burned,’ she says.

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