The Believer is a 2001 American drama film co-written (with Mark Jacobson) and directed by Henry Bean. The film stars Ryan Gosling as Daniel Balint, an Orthodox Jew who becomes a Neo-Nazi. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.
The film is loosely based on the true story of Daniel Burros,a member of the American Nazi Party and the New York branch of the United Klans of America who committed suicide after being exposed by a New York Times reporter to be Jewish.
Daniel "Dan" Burros (March 5, 1937 — October 31, 1965), was a Jewish American who was a former member of the American Nazi Party. Later, after a falling-out with founder George Lincoln Rockwell, Burros became a Kleagle, or recruiter, for the New York State branch of the United Klans of America, one of the most violent Klan groups of the time.
Dan Burros committed suicide on October 31, 1965, hours after his Jewish heritage was made public.
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Eden Natan-Zada (Hebrew: עדן נתן-זדה, born 9 July 1986,
died 4 August 2005) was an Israeli born to a Jewish family that immigrated to Israel from Iran.
He was an AWOL Israeli soldier who opened fire in a bus in Shefa-Amr in northern Israel on 4 August 2005,
killing four Arab citizens of Israel and wounding twelve others.
Eden Natan-Zada, 19, who was beaten to death after gunning down four Israeli Arabs, poses with a book by the late anti-Arab Rabbi Meir Kahane in a recent photo.
Winner of the Sundance Film Festival
The film is loosely based on the true story of Daniel Burros:
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