Hedy Epstein

Hedy Epstein

Hedy Epstein was a Holocaust survivor who wrote and traveled extensively to speak about social justice causes and Middle Eastern affairs. Hedy died at her home in St. Louis,  Missouri, USA, on May 26, 2016 at age 91.

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Friday, April 29, 2011
As a Holocaust Survivor, AIPAC Doesn’t Speak for Me
At the end of one of my first journeys to the Israeli-occupied West Bank in 2004, I endured a shocking experience at Ben-Gurion Airport. I never imagined that Israeli security forces would abuse a 79-year-old Holocaust survivor, but they held me for five hours, and strip-searched and cavity-searched every part of my naked body. The only shame these security officials expressed was to turn their badges around so that their names were invisible.
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