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March 11, 2014 6:18 PM

Superman’s admirers may not have seen his Jewish roots, but the Third Reich did

He didn’t look Jewish. Not with his perfect pug nose, electric blue eyes and a boyish spit curl that suggested Anglo as well as Saxon. His social circle didn’t give it away either: Lois Lane and even Lex Luthor were, like him, more Midwest mainstream than East Coast ethnic. The surest sign that Clark Kent was no Semite came when the bespectacled everyman donned royal blue tights and a furling red cape to transform into a Superman with rippling muscles and magnifying superpowers. Who ever heard of a Jewish strongman?

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