Was Fritz Lang Jewish?

Fritz Lang

Well, to make a long story short, Fritz Lang was not Jewish! Though his mother was born Jewish, she later on converted to Christianity, which makes her not Jewish.

Since Fritz Lang's mother was not Jewish, and in Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism, those with a Jewish mother (or those who underwent a halakhic conversion) are considered Jewish, then that makes him not Jewish. Though he was not Jewish, His father was not Jewish

Fritz Lang (whose full birth name was Friedrich Christian Anton Lang) was born on December 5, 1890 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary.

Fritz Lang was one of the best known German Expressionists, and was dubbed the ''Master of Darkness'' by the British Film Institute. His most famous films include the groundbreaking Metropolis (the world's most expensive silent film at the time of its release), and M, made before he moved to the United States, which is considered a precursor to the film noir genre.

(Added: 17/01/2015)

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