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In Budd Schulberg's autobiography, it is said that Jannings had himself declared illegitimate in order to avoid being classified as Jewish--Jrm2007 (talk) 03:19, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Josef von Sternberg claimed that when Jannings was Hitler's Senator of Culture, he boasted to Sternberg that his mother was Jewish. (Must have boasted rather quietly.) 188.8.131.52 (talk) 14:04, 26 October 2011 (UTC)