Gemma LaGuardia Gluck

Fiorello LaGuardia (1882-1947) was the charismatic & energetic Mayor of New York for three terms from 1934 to 1945. He was a staunch anti-Nazi but there is a little-known sidelight to this part of his amazing career. His sister, Gemma LaGuardia Gluck, had married a Hungarian and was arrested by the Gestapo on June 7, 1944. She was eventually sent to the notorious Ravensbruck Concentration Camp. Her husband perished in Mauthausen Concentration Camp. She was fortunate enough to survive and write about her experiences in her book Fiorello’s Sister

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