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May 28, 2016

Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein has died, at the age of 91

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 4:10 pm

You can read a newspaper report on the death of Hedy Epstein at http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/29/us/hedy-epstein-rights-activist-and-holocaust-survivor-dies-at-91.html?_r=0

Hedy Epstein is shown in the center of the photo

A protest in Cairo in 2009. Hedy Epstein, center, spent much of her life working for a broad range of social justice movements. Credit Amr Nabil/Associated Press

It was only a year ago that I was blogging about Hedy Epstein: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/hedy-epstein-the-jewish-woman-who-was-arrested-in-st-louis-confronted-herman-goering-at-nuremberg/

The following quote is from the recent news story:

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Ms. Epstein, a Holocaust survivor who spoke widely about the persecution of the Jews in Germany, and who spent most of her adult life working for a broad range of social justice movements, died on Thursday at her home in St. Louis. She was 91.

The cause was cancer, said Dianne Lee, a friend.

Ms. Epstein was born Hedwig Wachenheimer on Aug. 15, 1924, in Freiburg, Germany, and raised in nearby Kippenheim. Her father, Hugo, ran a dry-goods company founded by his grandfather. Her mother, the former Ella Eichel, was a homemaker.

After the Kristallnacht pogrom, Hedy was expelled from school. She returned home to see her house ransacked and her father being dragged away by the police. He spent four weeks in Dachau. After being released, he and his wife arranged for Hedy, their only child, to travel to England in 1939 on a Kindertransport train and ship.

“I was a terrible child,” Ms. Epstein told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 2000. “I resisted going away and accused my parents of having found me on the doorstep, left by Gypsies, and now wanting to get rid of me. I recognized later that they were giving me life.”

She was an interview subject in the Academy Award-winning 2000 documentary “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport.”

[…]

Hedy was raised by foster parents in London and left school at 16 to work in a munitions plant. In 1945, she returned to Germany, where she was a translator and researcher with the Allied War Crimes Tribunal at the Nuremberg “Doctors Trial.”

She immigrated to the United States in 1948 and began working for the New York Association for New Americans, an agency that brought Holocaust survivors to the United States. Two years later, feeling restless, she moved to St. Paul, a city she picked at random, where she worked on behalf of refugees.

End quote

It is a mystery to me why the Nazis sent children to England to be saved. Didn’t they realize that these children would spend the rest of their lives demonizing the German people, and participating in war crimes trials against Germans. That’s the thanks they got for saving a few Jewish children, by sending them to England.

The following quote is from the end of the news article:

Begin quote

Her 1999 memoir, written in German and published in Germany, was titled “Erinnern Ist Nicht Genug” (“Remembering Is Not Enough”).

Ms. Epstein often addressed audiences at schools and community events about the Holocaust. Her talks concluded with an admonition: “Remember the past, don’t hate, don’t be a bystander.”

End quote

Sorry, but I have no respect for Hedy Epstein, who spent her whole adult life encouraging people to hate the German people.

39 Comments »

  1. International Jewry – “Of course the term is nonsense, Jews have as many divisions as Gentiles” …And non-News need to be protected from all of them. https://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/e-michael-jones-protecting-the-goy-from-judaism-incorporated/

    Comment by who dares wings — May 29, 2016 @ 2:10 pm

    • I tried to read the link you posted.

      I laughed so hard I almost had an aneurysm so I stopped.

      Comment by Jeff K. — May 29, 2016 @ 2:28 pm

      • The article about debt cancellation seemed pretty reasonable to me considering that the Jews run the banking systems and are the ones that have put us all in debt.

        JR

        Comment by jrizoli — May 29, 2016 @ 3:03 pm

        • Sigh.

          The whole “Jews run the banking systems” bores me, Jim.

          If you have proof of this assertion please feel free to provide it.

          Comment by Jeff K. — May 29, 2016 @ 3:08 pm

          • Even non Holocaust deniers believe the Jews run the banking system.
            Old news…

            JR

            Comment by jrizoli — May 29, 2016 @ 3:11 pm

        • Us all? Speak for yourself.

          Comment by Anonymous — May 29, 2016 @ 4:08 pm

    • How is this in any way related to Denialism, er, Revisionism?

      Comment by Anonymous — May 29, 2016 @ 4:18 pm

      • Use “denialism.” I actually like that word.

        Comment by Jeff K. — May 29, 2016 @ 5:36 pm

    • International? As opposed to what? What are the other types?

      Comment by Anonymous — May 29, 2016 @ 4:22 pm

    • Insider Bobby Fischer’s views and solutions

      Comment by hermie — May 31, 2016 @ 2:44 pm

  2. In the photo image above, we see Hedy Epstein – center stage – in Cairo, taking part in a “Hunger Strike for Gaza” protest. I just wonder if she has been paid by the Zionist lobby to be a participant in this event. I’ve no doubt that the bulk of the protestors are genuine folk who are concerned about Gaza, but she could well be a phony – deliberately put there as a “holocaust survivor” to give the impression that the Jews are not as heartless and belligerent towards the Palestinians as the general public think.

    In other words, Hedy is performing a clever little propaganda stunt on behalf of Israel in particular, and international Jewry in general.

    Comment by Talbot — May 29, 2016 @ 10:05 am

    • “In other words, Hedy is performing a clever little propaganda stunt on behalf of Israel in particular, and international Jewry in general.”

      I always loved the term, “international Jewry.”
      It makes me chuckle a bit, it makes me picture this weird amorphous mass of dreidels and yarmulkes covering a weird blob of Jews, a sort of weird hive.
      Of course the term is nonsense, Jews have as many divisions as Gentiles.

      Comment by Jeff K. — May 29, 2016 @ 11:02 am

      • The concept of “International Jewry” might very well make you chuckle, but there is an influential international body called the ‘World Jewish Congress’ which is led by a very wealthy gentleman named Ronald S. Lauder. And Ronny appeared as the main speaker at the “Gate of Death” at Birkenau on the 70th Anniversary of Holohoax Day. He wanted to criminalise something he called “Hate Speech”. And guess who his address was aimed at – ALL the governments of the world. He is demanding that they have got to pass laws that forbid freedom of speech and freedom on inquiry.

        Now, unlike you, I take this call by Ronny and his pals very seriously indeed – because he does not spell out in detail what constitutes “Hate Speech” – and who will be the arbiter who decides who has committed the offence.

        So I’m terribly sorry if I upset Ronny and his grand world-wide plan, but my father, grandfather, and several uncles fought in two worlds war to defend our freedom of speech – some of whom lost their lives in the process. Therefore, I take great exception to these international Jewish organisations who have the gall to tell me what I can and cannot say.

        Comment by Talbot — May 29, 2016 @ 12:01 pm

        • “The concept of “International Jewry” might very well make you chuckle, but there is an influential international body called the ‘World Jewish Congress’ which is led by a very wealthy gentleman named Ronald S. Lauder.”

          The World Jewish Congress started in what, 1936?

          If their goal is world domination then they are taking their sweet time about it.

          Are you saying that the WJC is backed by all of the Jews alive? A majority? 50%? Is there any proof of this?

          What about the World Muslim Congress? Does it make you sweat cold bullets of fear?

          http://www.foundationforpluralism.com/WorldMuslimCongress.asp

          Oh, crap. I just found a World Clown Association.

          http://worldclown.com/

          Clowns can be so….CREEPY.

          (I actually don’t have a problem with clowns but I worked with a lady who was so terrified of clowns they made her cry.)

          “And Ronny appeared as the main speaker at the “Gate of Death” at Birkenau on the 70th Anniversary of Holohoax Day. He wanted to criminalise something he called “Hate Speech”. And guess who his address was aimed at – ALL the governments of the world. He is demanding that they have got to pass laws that forbid freedom of speech and freedom on inquiry.”

          Oh. Well, that explains the rush to enact HD laws in the US and Britain.
          Oh, wait…….

          I applaud your family members on their service to their country and their king/queen. Frankly, there is no greater sacrifice than to sacrifice one’s life to one’s country (except the sacrifice for one’s family). They have my greatest respect. I mean that sincerely. It is Memorial Day Weekend here in the states, a time when we remember those who gave their lives in service. My uncles served their country, as did my father. My uncle Allen currently serves as a military attaché in Czechoslovakia.
          I believe your father was a POW in WW II. Again, I have nothing but respect for him.

          Comment by Jeff K. — May 29, 2016 @ 12:29 pm

          • Kind, and thoughtful sentiments in you last paragraph, Jeff – much appreciated.

            Comment by Talbot — May 29, 2016 @ 12:59 pm

  3. Hedy Epstein said: “Remember the past, don’t hate, don’t be a bystander.”

    Zio-Holo-BS translator: “Don’t oppose Jewish hegemony in the US. Don’t kick our Jewish asses out of America even if we vastly deserve it. And support the state of Israel…”

    Comment by hermie — May 28, 2016 @ 7:38 pm

    • Wow, you show a lot of skill translating Zio-Holo-BS.

      Perhaps, some Jewish blood in the Hermie bloodline?

      Uh-oh. Did one of your ancestors spin a dreidel sometime in the past?

      Comment by Jeff K. — May 28, 2016 @ 8:36 pm

      • Jeff wrote: “Wow, you show a lot of skill translating Zio-Holo-BS.”

        I have no merit on this one. All those old Jewish storytellers and their real motives are always so transparent. One must be really blind or 100% biased not to see through their words and actions…

        Jeff wrote: “Perhaps, some Jewish blood in the Hermie bloodline? Uh-oh. Did one of your ancestors spin a dreidel sometime in the past?”

        Perhaps. Who knows? Still waiting for the conclusions of the investigation into my ancestry by the Neue-Gestapo in South America. That, only if the words told by our favorite ghetto boy are to be trusted of course.

        Glad to see you’ve at least dropped the groundless assertion that Jews are not a race and there is nothing like a Jewish blood.

        Comment by hermie — May 29, 2016 @ 8:46 am

        • Jeff wrote: “Wow, you show a lot of skill translating Zio-Holo-BS.”

          “I have no merit on this one. All those old Jewish storytellers and their real motives are always so transparent. One must be really blind or 100% biased not to see through their words and actions…”

          Hhhhhhhmmmmm, I don’t have that skill but apparently you do. I sense a Bar Mitzvah in your future….

          Jeff wrote: “Perhaps, some Jewish blood in the Hermie bloodline? Uh-oh. Did one of your ancestors spin a dreidel sometime in the past?”

          “Perhaps. Who knows? Still waiting for the conclusions of the investigation into my ancestry by the Neue-Gestapo in South America. That, only if the words told by our favorite ghetto boy are to be trusted of course.”

          So, if it turns out that you do and what you desire comes to pass, some “Leader” taking power and trying to finish what Hitler started, the eradication of the Jews, will you gladly turn yourself in for annihilation?

          “Glad to see you’ve at least dropped the groundless assertion that Jews are not a race and there is nothing like a Jewish blood.”

          No, I haven’t. It really isn’t worth arguing about.

          Let me know about the Bar Mitzvah. I’ll send you a present.

          Comment by Jeff K. — May 29, 2016 @ 9:43 am

          • Jeff wrote: “Let me know about the Bar Mitzvah. I’ll send you a present.”

            I will. I’m writing my Bar Mitzvah speech. Already found the 1st joke. What is the most precious and valued trees in Israeli forests, ladies,gentlemen & chosenites?

            Hollow oaks, of course!!

            Comment by hermie — May 29, 2016 @ 3:21 pm

            • edit: what are

              Comment by hermie — May 29, 2016 @ 3:21 pm

              • See, you sent me off on a tangent. I clicked the YouTube link and under the video you posted I found some videos with some really great jokes.

                Comment by Jeff K. — May 29, 2016 @ 3:45 pm

                • Don’t refrain, Jeff. Let the joker inside you out…

                  Comment by hermie — May 30, 2016 @ 7:06 am

                • Comment by Jeff K. — May 30, 2016 @ 8:45 am

                • Comment by Jeff K. — May 30, 2016 @ 8:49 am

                • You’re right, Hermie. I do feel better now.

                  Comment by Jeff K. — May 30, 2016 @ 8:51 am

                • Hard times for Batman…

                  Comment by hermie — May 31, 2016 @ 2:46 pm

  4. “It is a mystery to me why the Nazis sent children to England to be saved. Didn’t they realize that these children would spend the rest of their lives demonizing the German people, and participating in war crimes trials against Germans. That’s the thanks they got for saving a few Jewish children, by sending them to England.”

    Yes, it’s terrible that they deigned to save these children.
    How sad for the poor Nazis. Whatever did they do to bring such horror onto themselves!

    “Epstein, who spent her whole adult life encouraging people to hate the German people.”

    But she told people not to hate. See, you even quoted her:

    Ms. Epstein often addressed audiences at schools and community events about the Holocaust. Her talks concluded with an admonition: “Remember the past, don’t hate, don’t be a bystander.”

    I wonder what you think of me. Do you think I hate Germans?

    RIP, Hedy Epstein.

    Comment by Jeff K. — May 28, 2016 @ 6:01 pm

    • Hedy…… if there is a fiery hell may you rot in it.
      Lying SOB….. how many innocent people have been harmed by the things you’ve said.

      JR

      Comment by jrizoli — May 28, 2016 @ 6:23 pm

      • She wasn’t in a camp, Jim. Her father was.
        Pay attention.

        Comment by Jeff K. — May 28, 2016 @ 6:33 pm

        • What is the difference with Hedy she still promotes a lie so the hell that I spoke of is reserved for her if there is one.

          JR

          Comment by jrizoli — May 29, 2016 @ 6:00 am

          • How did she promote a lie, Jim?

            Comment by Jeff K. — May 29, 2016 @ 9:48 am

        • Jeff K. wrote: “She wasn’t in a camp, Jim. Her father was.
          Pay attention.”

          In 1938, there were Jewish men sent to Dachau, and then released after a few weeks. The news story does not say that her father was sent to a camp.

          Before I became a Holocaust denier, I wrote, on my website, about the Jewish men who were sent to Dachau:

          In November 1938, there were 10,911 Jews brought to Dachau, after they were taken into “protective custody” during the pogrom known as Kristallnacht. On the night of November 9th and 10th, the windows in all of the Jewish stores were smashed and merchandise was thrown into the street. All of the Synagogues were burned. The name given by the Nazis to this destruction was Kristallnacht or Night of Broken Glass. Another 20,000 Jews were sent to either Sachsenhausen or Buchenwald after Kristallnacht.

          Most of the Jews arrested after Kristallnacht were released within a few weeks after they promised to make arrangements to leave Germany. Around 8,000 of the 30,000 Jews, who were taken into “protective custody,” were allowed to enter Great Britain without a visa and thousands more went to Shanghai, where no visa was required. Altogether, more than 50,000 German Jews found safety in Britain before World War II started, including 10,000 Jewish children, who were sent on Kindertransports, according to Martin Gilbert.
          End quote from my website.

          It is my understanding that her father was not one of the men who were sent to a camp for four weeks. The Nazis wanted the Jews out of Germany, but the Jews didn’t want to go.

          Comment by furtherglory — May 29, 2016 @ 7:11 am

          • “In 1938, there were Jewish men sent to Dachau, and then released after a few weeks. The news story does not say that her father was sent to a camp.”

            According to what you wrote he was sent to Dachau.

            “After the Kristallnacht pogrom, Hedy was expelled from school. She returned home to see her house ransacked and her father being dragged away by the police. He spent four weeks in Dachau. After being released, he and his wife arranged for Hedy, their only child, to travel to England in 1939 on a Kindertransport train and ship.”

            Comment by Jeff K. — May 29, 2016 @ 9:26 am

          • “It is my understanding that her father was not one of the men who were sent to a camp for four weeks. The Nazis wanted the Jews out of Germany, but the Jews didn’t want to go.”

            Well, if you’ve spent your whole life in Germany, putting down roots and being employed, or owning a business and you are an assimilated patriot (like most German Jews), perhaps even a veteran of the First World War (many German Jews served with distinction) then I can understand why you wouldn’t want to leave.

            Comment by Jeff K. — May 29, 2016 @ 9:36 am

        • Well Jeff, then that’s worse. The Germans sent her and other children to be safe in England. That’s the thanks they get! What a racket.

          Comment by Diane King — May 29, 2016 @ 8:20 am

          • Why, exactly, did these children need protection, Diane?

            Comment by Jeff K. — May 29, 2016 @ 9:46 am

  5. Another Holohoax fraudster…. and what bad thing happened to her in the camps oh that’s right she survived.

    JR

    Comment by jrizoli — May 28, 2016 @ 4:45 pm

    • Read the article a little closer, Jim. Her father was in Dachau, not her. She never wound up in a camp.

      Comment by Jeff K. — May 28, 2016 @ 6:04 pm


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