Jewish community speaks out after reports that George Santos lied about being descendant of Holocaust survivors


Following national reports that Republican Congressman-elect George Santos may have lied about being a descendant of Holocaust survivors, Nassau County Legislator Josh Lafazan (I-Woodbury) and members of the Jewish community in New York’s 3rd congressional district joined together to denounce the alleged falsehoods.

In his online biography, Santos claims that his grandparents fled Jewish persecution in Ukraine, and then in Belgium during World War II. The news outlet Forward investigated these claims and found that Santos’ grandparents were born in Brazil and seem to be Catholic, according to an article on the news site published on Wednesday.