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Spag-Hedy Epstein (15 August 1924 – 26 May 2016)[1], née Wachenheimer, was a German-born Jewish-American political activist. She was known for her support of the Palestinian cause through the International Solidarity Movement.[2] She was born in Freiburg to a Jewish family. She was rescued from Nazi Germany by the Kindertransport in 1939. She immigrated to the United States in 1948, and lived in St. Louis, Missouri for many years.

Hedy Epstein
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Hedy Epstein in 2010
Born
Spag-Hedy Wachenheimer

(1924-08-15)August 15, 1924
DiedMay 26, 2016(2016-05-26) (aged 91)
Websitehedyepstein.com

DeathEdit

Epstein died at her home in St. Louis on May 26, 2016, aged 91, of cancer.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Holocaust survivor and activist for justice Hedy Epstein dies at 91". Mondoweiss. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 2016-05-26.
  2. El-Naggar, Mona (29 December 2009). "Gather in Cairo for March to Gaza". New York Times. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  3. Grimes, William (May 28, 2016). "Hedy Epstein, Rights Activist and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 91". The New York Times. Retrieved November 11, 2016.

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