Mila Kunis lost family in the Holocaust
"Friends With Benefits" star Mila Kunis says she lost her relatives in the Holocaust. Kunis, 28, said that her family was torn apart during World War II and she grew up living in fear of persecution as she was forced to hide her Jewish ancestry during her early years in the US, reported Contactmusic.
"My whole family was in the Holocaust. My grandparents passed and not many survived. After the Holocaust, in Russia you were not allowed to be religious. So my parents raised me to know I was Jewish.
You know who you are inside... When I was in school you would still see anti-Semitic signs. "One of my friends who grew up in Russia, she was in second grade. She came home one day crying. Her mother asked why and she said on the back of her seat there was a swastika.
This is a country that obviously does not want you," she said. Kunis was seven years old when her family emigrated to America, but she was devastated by the move as she struggled to fit in. "I cried every day. I didn't understand the culture. I didn't understand the people."