WHY DID HANS EYSENCK keep his Jewish heritage such a secret for so long? Such concealment was extremely unusual among Jewish immigrants into the UK, and it is not easy to understand or explain. His denial provides an interesting case study that helps to throw light on the psychological problems faced by refugees who belong to persecuted ethnic groups.
Was he anti-Semitic, in spite of being half-Jewish? No; he was consistently pro-Semitic throughout his life: his closest school friends were Jews, he hired many Jews to work with him at the Institute of Psychiatry, and his second wife was Jewish.
FULL STORY Why did Britain’s most prominent psychologist deny his Jewish heritage? (The Conversation)