Hedy Epstein


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Hedy Epstein (née Wachenheimer) born Freiburg, Germany August 15, 1924 (d. 2016). Saved from Holocaust by Kindertransport, 1939. Undertook peace missions to Cambodia and Central America, 1989; nonviolent protests against Israeli wall and destruction 2005; March to Free Gaza March 2009; hunger strike, Cairo, 2009-10.


"I care profoundly about issues of justice and fairness and peace. And I care about people—not just Jewish people. I care about everybody." (Columbia Daily-Tribune, June 21, 2009; photo events.stanford)