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Otto Warmbier’s family hid his Jewishness to aid negotiations with North Korea

Otto Warmbier’s family hid his Jewishness to aid negotiations with North Korea

The family chose not to disclose his Judaism so as not to embarrass North Korea, which had said Warmbier stole a propaganda poster on orders from an Ohio Methodist church.

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