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Laguardia is Jewish, Budapest Paper Says; Once Son of Cohen

The unusual announcement that Mayorelect Fiorello H. LaGuardia, of New York City, is the son of Jewish parents, is made by the pro-Nazi newspaper Egyen Loeseg here.

In support of its claim, the periodical quotes an inscription on a tombstone in a Budapest Jewish cemetery reading as follows:

“Here rests Frau Achilles LaGuardia, born Iren Cohen, died Oct. 24, 1915. Aged 56.”

Mr. LaGuardia, born in New York City, is of Italian descent.

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