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How could Magneto's origins be updated?

Magneto was always shown to be a Holocaust survivor which is one of his main motivations for ideology. But there is going to be a point Marvel would have to update the origins story because Magneto would end up being too old to have survived the Holocaust. How could an update origin story work?

These are a few ideas I have come up with:
- Magneto being a Russian or Ukrainian Jew who gets prosecuted and kicked out of the Soviet Union.
- Similarly themed, Magneto being Jewish in the Middle East after the creation of Israel.
- Surviving the Balkan Wars
- Being from Apartheid South Africa
- Simply Magneto being experimented on when he was young.