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My family is from the Netherlands and my grandmother was always aware that her grandmother was Jewish but she did not mention it to the family until recently, mainly because of hangover trauma from World War Two and the stress/fear the family suffered from worrying that it would be discovered that her (then deceased) grandmother had been Jewish. I'm not too knowledgeable about Judaism but I know that I've read somewhere before that a person is considered a Jew if their mother was a Jew, and I was wondering if technically I would be considered Jewish? Since I'm directly descended from my Jewish ancestor through my matrilineal line.