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Hedin, Famed Explorer, Admits Jewish Origin

Asked whether he is of Jewish origin, Dr. Sven Hedin, noted Swedish explorer of Tibet, in an interview on his arrived here today stated that his great grandfather was a Jew named Brod who emigrated from Sweden to Germany, changed his name to Berlin and later to Hedin.

His recent visit to Hitler, Dr. Hedin stated, was not political in character.