He particularly remembered his grandfather speaking loudly and attracting attention.
Fry went in search of his favourite grandfather, who moved to Bury-St-Edmunds from Slovakia in 1926.
But the joy of retracing his roots turned to overwhelming sorrow when he matched family photographs with documents featuring names of relatives – particularly young ones - killed during the Holocaust. The comedian wept uncontrollably.
Travelling to Austria in search of his roots, a conversation with a Viennese gentleman left Fry angry and frustrated after the Austrian claimed local Jews knew what was happening, and suggested it was their own fault for not leaving.
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