Taking a Stand: A Reflection on Elie Wiesel and Hedy Epstein

Posted on May 20, 2011

These days I am thinking of two Holocaust survivors. I had met with one today: 86 year-old Hedy Epstein and I had lunch at a St. Louis café. The other is receiving an honorary doctorate tomorrow at Washington University: 82 year-old Elie Wiesel, who will give the commencement address. They have in common the central experience of their lives: their families destroyed by Nazi genocide. He survived Auschwitz, and she left Germany in 1939 on a Kindertransport to Great Britain.

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