Hedy Epstein

Hedy Wachenheimer Epstein ( Freiburg , 15 of August of 1924 – St. Louis , Missouri , 26 of maypole of 2016 ) it was a political activist 1 2 German – American 3 known for its support for the Palestinian cause through the International Solidarity Movement (International Solidarity Movement). 4

Born in Freiburg in a Jewish family, she was rescued from Nazi Germany Kindertransport in 1939. He emigrated to the United States in 1948 and lived in St. Louis , Missouri , for many years. 1 5

En 2001, fundó un capítulo de St. Louis de la Mujeres de Negro, un grupo anti-guerra que se centró originalmente en la ocupación de Israel. En 2003 viajó a la Cisjordania para trabajar con el Movimiento de Solidaridad Internacional. Volvió una vez al año, diciendo que CounterPunch que había sido desnudada para control, y con registro de las cavidades en 2004 por guardias en el Aeropuerto Internacional Ben Gurión.1 4 6

Decese

He died at his home in St. Louis, on May 26, 2016, aged 91, of cancer. 7

References

  1. ↑ Jump to:a b c Jansen, Michael (August 6, 2008). Holocaust survivor joins peace voyage into troubled waters . Irish Times . Consulted on June 16, 2009 .
  2. Back to top↑ Agence France Presse . “Activists sail from Cyprus determined to break Gaza blockade” , google.com, August 22, 2008.
  3. Back to top↑ «Holocaust survivor and activist for justice Hedy Epstein dies at 91» . Mondoweiss . May 26, 2016 . Accessed May 27, 2016 .
  4. ↑ Jump to:a b McDonnell Twair, Pat. Against all odds , The Middle East , April 2007.
  5. Back to top↑ Hedy Epstein (personal website) ; Sept. 27, 2016.
  6. Back to top↑ Cattori, Silvia. “I Was Not Prepared for the Horrors I Saw” – An Interview with Hedy Epstein , CounterPunch.org, June 13, 2007.
  7. Back to top^ Grimes, William (May 28, 2016). “Hedy Epstein, Rights Activist and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 91” . The New York Times . Accessed May 29, 2016 .