Ekaterina Dzhugashvili, Stalin's mother, History in an Hour

by Bill - 2013-02-05 - in education / history /


And this, people, is why you shouldn't beat your child (any more than you have to) ...

She [Stalin's mother] once asked her son, 'Joseph, what exactly are you now?'

He replied, 'do you remember the Tsar? Well, I'm like a tsar.'

'You'd have done better to have been a priest,' she said in response.

When he asked her why she had beaten him so much as a child, she shrugged and said, 'It's why you've turned out so well.'

via Ekaterina Dzhugashvili (Stalin's mother)

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