Row over definition of Holocaust survivor

Posted on January 14, 2010

A row has broken out over the meaning of the term Holocaust survivor after an 85-year-old grandmother used it to describe herself when criticising Israeli action against Palestinians. German-born Hedy Epstein was attacked by a senior figure in the Zionist Federation who dismissed her as a refugee “touted as a trophy survivor” to help vilify Israel. The row exploded into a heated online exchange and a debate about whether historians had a proper definition of the term.

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