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Hedy Epstein

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Hedy Epstein
Hedy Wachenheimer Epstein in 2010
Born Hedy Wachenheimer
(1924-08-15)August 15, 1924
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Died May 26, 2016(2016-05-26) (aged 91)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Cause of death Cancer
Occupation Activist
Religion Judaism
Website Hedy Epstein's personal website

Hedy Epstein (née Wachenheimer; August 15, 1924 – May 26, 2016)[1] was a Jewish dissident, political activist known for her support of the Palestinian cause through the International Solidarity Movement.[2]

She was born in Freiburg, Germany to a Jewish family. In 1939 at age 15, she fled to the UK on the Kindertransport. Then, aged 24 in 1948, she immigrated to the USA and lived in St. Louis, Missouri until her death from cancer in 2016.[3]


Hedy Wachenheimer was born to a Jewish family in Freiburg, and in 1939 fled Germany via the Kindertransport to England. All but two of her family died at Auschwitz concentration camp during the WWII. During the war, she worked in munitions factories and joined a group of left-wing German Jewish refugees who hoped to re-introduce Zionist democracy in their homeland – "the foundation of my political education which still stands me in good stead today," she said. Some 60 years later, she was interviewed about this experience for the film Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport.[4][5]

After the war, Epstein worked with the Allied occupying forces in Germany, including working on the Doctors' trial at Nuremberg. In 1948 she immigrated to New York City, then moved to Minneapolis, and then to St. Louis, Missouri. There, she took up activism for affordable housing, the pro-choice movement, and the antiwar movement.[4][6][7]

In 1982, in response to news reports of massacres committed by a Lebanese Phalangist militia with the complicity of the IDF during Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon, Epstein developed a different perspective on the Arab–Israeli conflict; she began to express opposition to Israel's military policies.[8] She became a Jewish dissident.

In 2001, she founded a St. Louis chapter of the Women in Black, an anti-war group that originally focused on Israel's occupation.

Israeli Jews strip searched and cavity searched her

In 2003 she traveled to the West Bank to work with the International Solidarity Movement. She returned once a year, saying to CounterPunch that she had been strip searched and cavity searched in 2004 by guards at Ben Gurion International Airport. To reiterate, the Israelis hated her so much as a Jewish dissident, they forced her to strip naked and then one of them stuck their arm up her butt to search for goodies! This of course causes the bowels to release, making feces spray all over one's butt, legs, and feet! It's a horrible experience![4][7][9]

This is how Israelis treat Jewish Anti-Zionists (there was another case where they beat up a American Jewish teen, Lucas Koerner, and threw him in jail[10][11][12]). Can you imagine how badly they treat gentile Anti-Zionists?

2004 speaking tour and controversy

Epstein spoke about the situation in the occupied territories in Palestine as well as spoke about her own life and experiences to audiences in the USA. Prior to a talk at Stanford University on October 20, 2004, fliers promoting her presentation "juxtaposed an image of Jews in Nazi Germany with an image of Palestinians at Israeli checkpoints", as the The Stanford Daily described. After members of Stanford's Jewish community gave a furious reaction, event organizers stated that no "direct comparison" was intended by the posters and Epstein also would not speak such comparisons. Then during her speech, Epstein kept her word and avoided comparisons between National Socialists and Israelis. She spent little time discussing her background in the Third Reich. However, throughout the speech, audience members, most associated with off-campus Zionist Jew organizations, interrupted her talk with shouts of outrage (probably like "Oy vey, that's hate speech! Shut it down!") and extra campus security quickly moved in.[13]

Reactions to the talk were sharply divided. Adina Danzig, president of Stanford's Hillel organization called the lecture "an abuse of history" and hoped that "this event and the isolated interruptions by a few individuals were an aberration." While acknowledging Epstein's general statement about avoiding comparison, Danzig stated that the "disclaimer did not undo the damage" and that "[Epstein] made several remarks drawing the [Israeli–Third Reich] parallel".[14]

Nathan Mintz, vice-president of the Stanford Israel Alliance, condemned "Epstein's rhetoric of drawing comparisons of the initial stages of the Holocaust to the current situation in Gaza and the West Bank" as "outright demonization of Jews" representing "only one piece of what is a much larger trend of anti-Semitism on college campuses today." He added that Epstein's ISM colleagues have "direct ties to terrorist organizations" and that the "atmosphere currently on campuses is not one in which a constructive dialogue about the conflict can legitimately take place."[15]

In contrast, a supporter of Epstein condemned these as "misrepresentations and false charges", citing off-campus activists who, "with the intention of disrupting the event", handed out fliers "demonizing" Epstein and "frequently yelled at and interrupted" her. "At one point, a man suddenly jumped up while Epstein was talking and recited what appeared to be a prepared statement informing her of pending legal actions against her." He asked why Mintz "failed to mention any of the egregious events" of this sort and "submitted his op-ed before actually seeing the event."[16]

In response to controversy over the paper's initial coverage of the story,[3] reader editor Jennifer Graham of The Stanford Daily acknowledged that "plenty – if not unfairly too much" coverage was given to the claims of Epstein's critics. She also apologized for the "wrong" and "misleading" decision to run Mintz's op-ed criticizing Epstein's speech before it had happened. She wrote, "There are claims, that I can neither confirm nor deny, that Mintz's column factually misrepresents the substance of Epstein's speech."[17]

Responding to Epstein's presentation, members of several campus Jewish organizations invited Zionist Harvard professor Ruth Wisse to speak at Stanford. The Stanford Daily wrote on it, "While her audience ate Challah bread and drank champagne for the Kiddush, Wisse discussed the origins and effects of anti-Semitism. Her most pointed remarks related to the current political situation between Israel and the Palestinians."[18]

Wisse then spoke a bunch of lies in support of Israel and said Jews are completely blameless. "Of course the Palestinian people suffer--it is genuine, it is undeniable, they can’t advance; the Jews would love to cure that suffering, but it is not a problem that the Jews created, and it is not a problem that the Jews can solve. The Jews want to do anything to accommodate at any price, but this will not solve the problem. We can not afford to do this, it does not help." Wisse then blamed all the problems on the Arabs and Palestinians.[18]

Stanford student Ahmed Ashraf responded with an op-ed contrasting the Zionist "pro-Israelis outraged by Epstein's support for the Palestinians" to the "perfectly respectful" behavior of Arab and Muslim attendees to Wisse's talk, "even as the acidic torrent of hate rained down on them."[19]

The Anti-Defamation League, a jewish mafia group, made a report the next year that called Epstein's talk an "example of anti-Israel campus activism" which "would meet both the United States government's and [Israeli cabinet] Minister Nathan Sharansky's definitions of anti-Semitism," for "comparing Nazi treatment of Jews to Israeli treatment of Palestinians."[20]

An online publication of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs cited Epstein's talk on the same subject at the University of California, Santa Cruz among "activities that spill over into various forms of hate-speech demonizing both Israelis and Jews [which] compared Israel to a Nazi state and Israeli soldiers to Nazis."[21]

In 2008, the Missouri regional director for the Anti-Defamation League noted, "For someone like Hedy, who came out of the Jewish community at a very difficult time, to criticize Israel ... well, it's difficult. Some people perceive it as disloyal."[22]


In August 2008, Epstein planned to be on board the Free Gaza Movement's ship attempting to break Israel's naval "blockade" of Gaza, but had to cancel due to poor health.[4][23]

In 2010, she embarked on one of the ships that intended to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza, but decided in Cyprus not to take part in the trip. She reportedly had also planned to take part in the 2011 flotilla but did not.[24] She was on board "The Audacity of Hope" ready to join the Freedom Flotilla II.[25] However, they were intercepted by the Greek Coast Guard and turned back.[26]

Epstein was supportive of the Black Lives Matter movement and did not realize it was a New World Order puppet run by supervillain George Soros. In fairness, she was 90-years-old at the time and the entire mainstream media pushed the narrative that Michael Brown dindu nuffin and was shot with his hands up just for being black.[27] She joined the Ferguson, Missouri race riots and the police arrested her for failure to disperse on August 18, 2014.[28][29]


Epstein died at her home in St. Louis on May 26, 2016, aged 91, of cancer.[30]

See also


  1. "Holocaust survivor and activist for justice Hedy Epstein dies at 91". Mondoweiss. May 26, 2016. Retrieved May 27, 2016. 
  2. El-Naggar, Mona (December 29, 2009). "Gather in Cairo for March to Gaza". New York Times. Retrieved December 30, 2009. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Various authors. Epstein Lecture a Vision for Peace, The Stanford Daily, October 22, 2004.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Jansen, Michael (August 6, 2008). "Holocaust survivor joins peace voyage into troubled waters". Irish Times. Retrieved June 16, 2009. 
  5. Hedy Epstein (personal website); accessed May 27, 2016.
  6. Volland, Victor. For Holocaust Survivors, the Pain Remains, St. Louis Post Dispatch, December 30, 1997.
  7. 7.0 7.1 McDonnell Twair, Pat. Against all odds, The Middle East, April 2007.
  8. Grimes, William (May 28, 2016). "Hedy Epstein, Rights Activist and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 91". The New York Times. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  9. Cattori, Silvia. "I Was Not Prepared for the Horrors I Saw" -- An Interview with Hedy Epstein,, June 13, 2007.
  10. Jewish boy is against Israel and is arrested in Jerusalem
  11. American Beat by Israeli police
  13. Burmon, Andrew. Tensions Boil as Holocaust Survivor Decries Treatment of Palestinians, The Stanford Daily, October 21, 2004.
  14. Danzig, Adina. Epstein lecture: an abuse of history, The Stanford Daily, October 22, 2004.
  15. Mintz, Nathan. Holocaust event representative of rising tide of anti-Semitic rhetoric, The Stanford Daily, October 21, 2004.
  16. Amen, Segun. Epstein victimized by a harsh audience, The Stanford Daily, October 21, 2004.
  17. Graham, Jennifer. Handling the Middle East conflict The Stanford Daily, November 1, 2004.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Burmon, Andrew and Victoria Degtyareva. Wisse: Palestine not Israel's fault,, November 1, 2004.
  19. Ashraf, Ahmed. Talk about Middle East with care,, November 1, 2004.
  20. ADL Statement to US Commission on Civil Rights: Anti-Semitic Incidents on College Campuses,, May 27, 2016.
  21. Beckwith, Leila, and Tammi Rossman-Benjamin and Ilam Benjamin. Faculty Efforts to Combat Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israeli Bias at the University of California, Santa Cruz,, September 1, 2005.
  22. Brown, Sylvester Jr. 'Traitor' or peacemaker, activist won't do nothing,, June 29, 2008.
  23. Agence France Presse. "Activists sail from Cyprus determined to break Gaza blockade",, August 22, 2008.
  24. Urquhart, Conal (June 26, 2011). "Israel accused of trying to intimidate Gaza flotilla journalists". The Guardian. 
  25. "Live Update from Jewish Holocaust Survivor on U.S. Ship in Gaza Flotilla". Democracy Now!. Retrieved 2016-05-31. 
  26. Shenker, Jack; Urquhart, Conal (5 July 2011). "Activists' plan to break Gaza blockade with aid flotilla is sunk". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  27. Ross, Gloria S. (May 26, 2016). "Obituary: Hedy Epstein — she escaped the Holocaust and became a civil rights, anti-war activist". St. Louis Public Radio. Retrieved May 30, 2016. 
  28. "90-year-old holocaust survivor among 8 arrested in downtown protest". KMOV. August 18, 2014. Archived from the original on August 21, 2014. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  29. Horowitz, Alana. "Hedy Epstein, 90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor, Arrested During Michael Brown Protest". The Huffington Post. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  30. Grimes, William (May 28, 2016). "Hedy Epstein, Rights Activist and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 91". The New York Times. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 

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