Hedy Epstein, Fake Holocaust Survivor, Gets Desperate for Attention, Goes to Ferguson

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Making a career for yourself as a fake Holocaust survivor is horrible enough. Marketing yourself as a fake Holocaust survivor who attacks Jews is even worse. But that’s what Hedy Epstein, a “Holocaust Survivor” who survived the Holocaust in the UK, has been doing.

But then Michael Brown stole the spotlight from Hedy Epstein‘s latest Gaza tantrum, so she headed to Ferguson to get herself arrested.

Once in Ferguson, Hedy Epstein succeeded in getting herself arrested accomplishing her purpose of extending her fifteen minutes a little longer. Hedy Epstein getting herself arrested has nothing to do with Michael Brown or Ferguson. It’s all about her.

The news stories are once again calling Hedy Epstein a Holocaust survivor even though she’s as much of a survivor as the entire Jewish population of the UK, which is where she was during the Holocaust.

As someone whose father was an actual child survivor of the Holocaust living in Nazi occupied Poland, I would view Hedy Epstein‘s fake Holocaust survivor self-promotion as repugnant even if she didn’t dedicate all her time and energy to helping finish what the Nazis started.

It’s bad enough that Hedy Epstein is hijacking the identity of Holocaust survivors and now she’s pathologically desperate enough for attention to take her roadshow to Missouri.

Next week Hedy Epstein will be claiming that she’s a black man.

The anti-Israel crowd, like Max Blumenthal and Robert Mackey, have been desperately trying to link Israel to Ferguson. Islamic Supremacists and their collaborators are obsessed with hijacking other people’s causes and identities.

That’s something that they have in common with fake Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein.

 

  • letty

    You are kinda an asshole.

    • roccolore

      If anyone is the asshole, it’s those who lie about being the victim like Hedy Epstein.

      • Pete

        She’s anti-Christian follow the crowd type. FPM is not part of the crowd, so for her to criticize FPM is de rigueur.

        • NEIL C. REINHARDT

          WE ATHEISTS, AS WELL AS OTHERS HAVE VERY GOOD REASONS TO BE ANTI-CHRISTIAN!

          • Pete

            Dogmael who posts here every day is an atheists. I give him no grief and he does the same. He is a helluva a an interesting and good guy. You on the other hand are screaming (ALL CAPS) and strident. So whatever.

            One of my kids is agnostic. I question him about it. He is an agnostic not an atheist, which is an important difference. I am leaving it at that. Belief cannot be compelled and it is best to lead by example. So whatever.

            Last I know all the pre-Christian beliefs of Europe (at least the ones that are known and are in print). I am a big history and mythology buff. I could relate Norse beliefs (or those of their ancestors) to Mayan beliefs. So I know them fairly well. For all that I will adhere to Christianity and have a fair respect for Judaism.

    • Pete

      Where did Mr Greenfeld lie about Hedy Epstein?

      Was she actually born on Mars or Japan?

      Was she mysteriously teleported from her home to a concentration camp, survived and returned home via teleportation? Maybe if we were smart enough to invent teleportation, we would know what happened to Hedy Epstein are not only feasible but happen all the time.

      • SS Sturbahnfuhrer

        If she is Jewish she was born in Uranus.

        • reader

          It looks like you were born in a landfill. Smell’s horrendous.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      “You are kinda an asshole.”

      Another of your bathroom mirror moments.

    • glpage

      So, telling the truth about some fraud makes Greenfield an asshole? Deflating your delusions is such a mean thing for people to do. So, keep on hurling those nasty names.

      • SS Sturbahnfuhrer

        Greenfield is an asshole because he is a Zionist/Israeli Firster.

        • 12

          and you are an asshole because your parents did not kill you when you were a fetus, not your fault your parents did not kill you, but I am hoping it is not to late to do what they did not do

          • rosie

            Sick.

        • NEIL C. REINHARDT

          ZIONEST/ISRAELI’S ARE A ZILLION TIMES BETTER THAN LOW LIFE SCUM LIKE YOU!

    • Daniel Greenfield

      And you seem like an absolutely wonderful person.

    • NEIL C. REINHARDT

      TO WHOM, ARE YOU SAYING THAT?

  • adolf_eichmann

    “Fake Holocaust Survivor”- something has to actually have existed in order for one to have survived it.

    • Fred

      Comments like this vomit make it right on through yet mine is moderated and must be approved? Bizarre.

      • Daniel Greenfield

        I know how you feel, but Disqus flags specific words

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Don’t you as an author, contributor to FPM have the power to delete comments?

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Obviously not.

        • SS Sturbahnfuhrer

          Whatever you say h e b_ e.

  • Christopher Riddle

    Hedy Epstein is PROOF POSITIVE of the DRIVING FORCES behind Ferguson,etc.,etc.,!!The MSM DRIVES These Things for ONE REASON!Ratings(MONEY)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Money doesn’t motivate everyone.

      Many times it’s attention, the spotlight.

      Hedy needs to be seen by a psychiatrist.

      • Christopher Riddle

        You misunderstood me!I wasn’t saying thatHedy was after money:the MSM is AFTER M ONEY!!!!!!!!!!

      • NEIL C. REINHARDT

        ANY ONE WHO IS SO MENTALLY CHALLENGED AS TO SAY MONEY DOES NOT MOTIVATE, SHOULD NOT BE PERMITTED TO VOTE OR TO BREED AS WE HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH MENTAL INCOMPETENTS IN THE WORLD ALREADY!

      • laura r

        she old in her 90s. they get mixed up. my mother was nuts too.

        • rosie

          Nah, she just loves lies and terrorism.

  • KyraNelson

    She is a pretty slow moving vehicle, so maybe she’ll experience some of that “knockout” love. Black “yoof’s gift that keeps on giving

  • Fred

    Screw it. I’ll post at Truth Revolt instead.

    • Pete

      You have to learn DisQus moderation words that are banned.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Why does the word “naz i” (without spaces) put a comment in moderation?

        • Pete

          DisQus believes in Godwin’s law and therefore is making us into good ‘lil debaters.

          en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin’s_law

          I like using WW2 analogies. The reason is that The LEFT agrees with conservatives on nothing since then.

          So I believe that if I can make clear parallels between WW2 and the current situation, I have a winning argument.

          Of course a person might say I am delusional. First once you win a debate with a leftists they ‘Move On’. Second, the only reason the LEFT did not sabotage the American war effort in WW2 was because we were allies with the idol Uncle Joe.

  • Pete

    My take on Hedy Epstein is that she feels that she failed in life, so she needs a cause. Look at her educational attainment & career (or lack thereof). Does she have kids and if she does are they doing well?

    Do all this and you will find nothing to write home about when it comes to Hedy.

    Also the cause cannot be too difficult so she surveys the political landscape, sees which way the words are blowing and makes her choice of cause accordingly.

    She ki!!s 2 birds with one stone. She has a purpose, she gets adulation (every primate wants that) and it is at minimal risk.

    • SS Sturbahnfuhrer

      “Fake Holocaust Survivor”- an event has to be real to actually survive it.

      • 12

        so the Holocaust did not happen? Are you a “White Nationalist” by any chance?

        • Simcha M.

          What part of his username: “SS Sturbahnfuhrer” (sic) did you not understand?????

        • rosie

          The Holocaust happened. Hedy is NOT a survivor.

        • Jaredd

          maybe he just researched it for himself instead of taking someone’s word for it?

        • Frankenstone2

          What is the Holocaust?
          Please give an EXACT definition.

          • Jaredd

            Possibly a planned genocide of 6 million Jews and 5 million other people. Although for some reason only Jewish people pass for “holocaust survivors”.

    • laura r

      she relives europe in WW2. somehow she got off the track. shes in hr 90s, she may not be on straight.

  • KoolAid

    The anti-semitism of this article is sickening, you should be ashamed of yourself Mr Greenfield. Ms Epstein should win a “Righteous among the Jews” medal of honor.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.

      I’m Jewish and the son of a Holocaust survivor. You’re a creepy little troll.

      • KoolAid

        You should be out there in St Louis with Ms Epstein denouncing the fascism of the American police state. Or was “Never Again” just an empty slogan?

        • Daniel Greenfield

          Stand together with an advocate of the mass murder of my people who pretends to be a Holocaust survivor?

          No thanks.

          • Jan Grzybowski

            @Daniel Greenfield, If she’s a “fake Holocaust survivor” answer me as to why the United States Holocaust Museum recognizes her as a survivor? She was hidden after “the Night of Glass” and then escaped via the Kindertransport to Europe. Not only is she a survivor but she also assisted in the conviction of Nazis in the Nuremberg trials. In my view she deserves a lot of respect. http://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/person_view.php?PersonId=4972500

          • laura r

            this is a question i would like daniel to answer.

          • Jan Grzybowski

            @Laura r And me also.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            The Museum’s database is wrong.

            If the 9/11 Museum listed someone who wasn’t there on September 11 as a survivor, does that mean the facts become irrelevant?

            The date on which she left is indisputable. Your argument consists of appealing to authority rather than dealing with the facts.

            Hedy Epstein these days collaborates with Nazis.

          • Jan Grzybowski

            Why don’t you tell us when she left and where you get your info from?

          • rosie

            I live here so I’ll confirm he speaks the truth.

          • Jan Grzybowski

            What are you confirming that he speaks the truth about? His “opinion” as to her status as a survivor?

          • Daniel Greenfield

            You already posted the date so why are you playing these silly games?

          • Jan Grzybowski

            If a person had been on the ground floor of the building, saw the plane coming straight toward the building and ran out just as it hit, escaping with their life, they would be a survivor.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            If they escaped as it hit, yes.

            If they heard about a plane hijacking an hour before and left, then they weren’t survivors.

          • Jan Grzybowski

            You keep ignoring the fact that the Night of Broken Glass is commonly recognized as the start of the Holocaust which negates your allegory. The “plane had hit Germany” by the time she left. The “building just hadn’t fallen yet”. She was in Germany for months after that date. There is no definitive definition of what a “survivor” is. Everyone will have a different opinion. You’re entitled to yours, but to call her a “Fake Holocaust Survivor” is disrespectful of the horror of her experience and as the son of a survivor of that perfect example of evil I would expect more.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            The fact that you have to keep playing these pointless word games makes the problem obvious.

            To survive the mass extermination of Jews, you had to have been present when Jews were being mass exterminated.

            Hedy Epstein was in the UK when the mass extermination of the Jews was taking place.

            Everything else is just empty verbiage.

          • rosie

            Jan she is beyond from the Holocaust Museum here in St Louis.

          • KoolAid

            Banned for political reasons.

          • rosie

            Point is she uses her status to garner sympathy , attention and as a platform to raise money for terrorism, essentially bringing on another Holocaust. I lost family in the Holocaust and I would never consider myself a survivor. She is a fraud.

          • cosmopolite

            Who are your people? Who is currently advocating the mass murder of your people? How is Ms Epstein connected with your answer to these questions.

            The term Holocaust survivor applies full-on to those who did time in concentration camps, and the media should be clearer that Ms Epstein did not do time in the camps. But her nuclear family did so and did not survive. This is the sense in which she is a Survivor. The Israeli govt. has the prerogative of granting that honorific to some others. How are others who were on the Kindertransport classified?

          • Daniel Greenfield

            My people are the Jews. Epstein advocates on behalf of genocidal terrorists who want to finish the work of the Nazis while claiming to be a Holocaust survivor.

            My nuclear family also did not survive. That does not make me a Holocaust survivor.

          • Jhon Murdock

            Hey Dan, ’bout time you responded to cosmopolite. What are you waiting for?

        • laura r

          right, never again will there be a witch hunt for an innocent man. the blacks there are just like the nazis.

          • NEIL C. REINHARDT

            MY, AREN’T YOU A BIGOT!

          • laura r

            darren could be the next emmitt till. war on whts in full swing w/ govt backing.

          • NEIL C. REINHARDT

            USING YOUR NON-LOGIC, I SHOULD BLAME ALL CHRISTIANS FOR ERIC ROBERT RUDOLPH BLOWING UP THE OLYMPICS.

          • laura r

            cut the crap you know what im talking about.

          • NEIL C. REINHARDT

            LOOK CHILD,

            FIRST, I DO NOT POST “CRAP”!

            SO DO NOT JUDGE OTHERS BY YOUR OWN POOR STANDARDS.

            SECOND, THE ODDS OF YOU BEING AS GENERALLY EXPERIENCED AS I AM ARE ZERO! THE ODDS OF YOU BEING AS GENERALLY KNOWLEDGE AS I AM ARE SO CLOSE TO ZERO, THEY MAY AS WELL BE ZERO.

            LAST, THE ODDS OF YOUR HAVING AN EFFECTIVE INTELLIGENCE HAS HIGH AS MINE IS ARE LESS THAN TWO PERCENT..

          • NEIL C. REINHARDT

            SOME BLACKS WOULD BE MORE CORRECT

            AND FYI, NEARLY ALL NAZIS WHERE, AND ARE CHRISTIANS

        • av1922

          People are raising the ISIS flag there you petzel

        • laura r

          the rioters have better guns than the police. thats why they called in the national guard. the blacks are like the brownshirts & ferguson is worse than the “night of broken glass”. she sees this backwards.

          • NEIL C. REINHARDT

            FACTUALLY WRONG

      • Forrest Coyne

        So is Epstein, freedom of speech brother.

      • hiernonymous

        You didn’t survive the Holocaust. Why are you trying to appropriate your father’s suffering to make yourself seem more important or relevant on this issue?

        • Daniel Greenfield

          Shouldn’t you be back to your usual routine of defending Islamofascists?

          • hiernonymous

            I see that you are back to your usual routine of substituting personal attack and deflection for reason. You didn’t answer the question.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            That would be your routine since you responded above with a substituted personal attack.

            Now you’re whining about getting the same back in return.

          • Una Salus

            Reason dictates that if you were consistent you’d lay the same allegation much more vociferously at Hedy Epstein’s feet since she’s additionally claiming to be a Holocaust survivor.
            Not much deductive reasoning is required to determine why you are not consistent.

      • laura r

        anyone who pimps the holocaust is an abomination. hedy is a pimp. im the great granddaugter & grandniece of many dead jews.

      • laura r

        last thing we need is this kind of jew siding w/the thugs.

      • Frankenstone2

        Poor Epstein. She is attacked by historian David Irving as an ASSHOL, see: http://www.fpp.co.uk/online/index.html and also by professional Jewish demagogues such as Greenfield.

    • rosie

      Kool aid- everything in this article is spot on.

  • garyfouse

    She didn’t have far to go. She lives in St Louis.

  • Doris Wise Montrose

    “Next week Hedy Epstein will be claiming that she’s a black man.” And there will be people who will believe her.

  • FREEMANontheland

    Theater of the mind set on replay,How is this news worthy?How many Christians or Catholics have been arrested?A diversion form the reality of it all.The lame street media is slipping more than normal!Peace to all who care.

  • Real Talk

    Do some research. She clearly isn’t a fake holocaust survivor. What’s the point of lying, also why would you ever get your news from a site like this?

    • De Doc

      One could argue the point, though official round-ups and deportation to concentration camps did not start until 1941, while Hedy was already in England by then. Not that that lessens any pain and suffering she endured by losing her parents to the Holocaust, but Ms. Epstein now seems to be one of these professional grandstanders, who loves the limelight more than the cause.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      She’s not a Holocaust survivor unless the entire Jewish population of the UK are Holocaust survivors. She went to the UK before WW2.

    • av1922

      She is no survivor

    • nick4454

      She survived 5 years in a village (little to no risk at the time) and the rest of the war in England, hardly what comes to mind from the label “holocaust survivor” she is taking advantage of.

  • Daniel Greenfield

    There are some sick people out there

  • Forrest Coyne

    This article has probably the most stupid and warped reasoning I’ve ever read (and I’ve read the Mad Jewess defending segregation).

    Let me use small words to explain it to you Greenfield. Hedy Epstein was born in Freiberg, right? So imagine what would have happened if she wasn’t picked up by the Kindertransport?
    Got that? So technically she survived being gassed.
    Seriously, you’re in denial.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Most Jews or their ancestors came from countries occupied by the Nazis. Your “reasoning” would make every Jew a Holocaust survivor.

      I was in the World Trade Center plenty of times. I’m not a 9/11 survivor.

      Try using basic logic.

      • hiernonymous

        Seems that you’re olaying semantic games in order to accomplish your usual goal of deciding who is included and who is excluded. Just as you have tried to define non-conservatives out of being Jewish, you appear to have decided that the Holocaust did not begin until after Ms. Epstein was rescued, thus making her a ‘fake’ survivor. You flies over just what, exactly, the Kinderyransport was rescuing the kinder from.

        Most accounts of the Holocaust begin with the opening of the concentration camps in 1933, the passage of the Nuremburg Laws in 1935, Kristallnacht, the 1939 establishment of the ghettoes, and eventually the 1941 adoption of the Final Solution. If Epstein’s family was targeted and killed, and she survived by being rescued in the Kindertransport, it hardly seems unreasonable to consider her a survivor of the Holocaust.

        If your government had dedicated itself to abusing and eventually exterminating everyone who had been inside the WTC, your analogy might have made sense.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          To survive a lethal event you have to be in a time and place where it is happening.

          Hedy Epstein was not present in a time and place when the mass extermination of Jews was being carried out.

          • laura r

            survivor means you were in a camp. or you were in hiding like ann frank but made it out in time. in other words you lived thru the war in europe. this is one twisted jew. dont get me started.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            That’s exactly right.

            It’s infuriating that the media is echoing this fraud’s self-description.

          • laura r

            the more jews who exaggerate/&or lie just feeds into the denier narrative. shes not as bad as some others but i wish she would shut up & her 15 mins of fame is over.

          • NEIL C. REINHARDT

            SO TRUE!

          • hiernonymous

            You’re quibbling. Organized, state-sanctioned violence against the Jews had already begun, and to try to define the Holocaust in a manner to exclude someone you find politically distasteful is low, though pretty much par for the FPM course.

            What was the Kindertransport rescuing Jewish children from?

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Quibbling = Stating simple facts

            Organized state sanctioned violence had existed in Europe in one form or another for over a thousand years.

            We are specifically discussing surviving the mass extermination of Jews during the Holocaust.

          • nick4454

            While people can quibble back and forth about the exact definitions, the fact of the matter is that she left before the final solution was put in place. Would you call someone a 9/11 survivor because they were late to work that day?

            Furthermore, she is taking advantage of the label on a technicality to gain the image one normally associates with that label.

          • nick4454

            Well I did survive a car crash the other day, the car behind me got hit, if I had been going slowed I would’ve been a part of it too… now where’s my workers comp?

          • laura r

            daniel, i may not like her but: she does have memories of being in danger & hidden. lets call her a “close call” but not a full blown survivor. the other crazy stuff like supporting gaza is irrational. her ferguson demo against police is a “projection” of germany & the SS. apples & oranges. old jews have an over identification for the underdog & the “other”.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            So do millions of other Jews during that era.

            The problem is she’s claiming to be a Holocaust survivor.

      • laura r

        i was @ world trade night before. so close by yet so far.

    • rosie

      You are 100% incorrect.

  • PUSCI

    I wish Hedy had stayed in Germany and protested the Nazis
    it would have accomplished a lot more than her grandstanding in Ferguson

    • laura r

      that is a nasty vicious underhaded passive aggressive comment. even if hedy is twisted this is uncalled for.

      • PUSCI

        Hedy is a HUSTLER
        she is always out promoting one thing, and that thing is Hedy
        Check her out, and see what she will charge $$$$ you

  • av1922

    She is such dreck that had she stayed in Germany, she’d have been a feldhure.

  • Ginger

    Daniel Greenfield, I can understand your anger at the idea of someone taking part in the identity of one who has endured horrific cruelties but I’m not certain that is what has been done here. I grew up understanding that a holocaust survivor was one who came out of the concentration camps alive by the grace of God. I wanted to update myself on the chaos in Ferguson and came across this article. I was bewildered at the remarks aimed at this woman and looked her up. Granted, being rescued and whisked out of the country in the late 1939 ( not certain if I have the correct year)did not meet with the original concept I had for what the story of such a holocaust survivor would be, I must say that she simply was able to survive in a different path. I saw that she also lost family during that despicable time and if she had not been rescued then her fate would have been much the same. Though I must also say that her depictions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict do leave quite a bit to be desired. I hope I haven’t offended you with my thinking out loud.

    • NEIL C. REINHARDT

      GRACE OF WHAT GOD? WHICH ONE OF THE 25,000 HUMANS HAVE FIRST INVENTED, THEN NANED AND WORSHIPPED ARE YOU REFERRING TO? OF COURSE, IT REALLY MAKES NO DIFFERENCE AS THE ARE ALL JUST MAKE BELIEVE!

    • Daniel Greenfield

      I’m not offended, but I think it’s important to clarify…

      She didn’t survive anything.

      It’s like saying that someone who missed a flight that crashed is a survivor.

      Plenty of Jews managed to leave Germany before the Holocaust. It doesn’t make them survivors.

  • Jan Grzybowski

    ushmm.org/online/hsv/person_view.php?PersonId=4972500

  • Jan Grzybowski

    Hedy Epstein is listed on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website as a survivor of the holocaust. http://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/person_view.php?PersonId=4972500 She assisted in convicting Nazis during the Nuremberg trials. She lost all but an aunt and uncle in the concentration camps. She was hidden in Kippenheim Germany prior to escaping Germany via the Kindertransport in “The Fateful Year” of 1938. She didn’t just “show up” in Ferguson. She was arrested in St Louis where she moved to in 1948.

    • laura r

      if this is true then she is a survivor. whats your take daniel? if she was hidden than she was @ risk & escaped.

      • Jan Grzybowski

        It is absolutely true. Click on the link above and see for yourself. The United States Holocaust Museum recognizes her as a survivor. The problem is that someone like Daniel Greenfield writes a column like this knowing that most people will just take his word for it that what he says is true. I would ask people reading this article to take a few minutes and do a little research.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          Sure. Do some simple research of the year she left Germany.

          That predated the Holocaust.

          The US Holocaust Museum is hardly a vanguard of serious scholarship.

          • Jan Grzybowski

            The Night of Broken Glass occurred on 11/9-10 1938. This date is considered to be the beginning of the holocaust with slightly less than 100 Jews killed and 30000 placed in concentration camps. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristallnacht The first party of children escaping Germany via the Kindertransport was 3 weeks after the Night of Broken Glass. That first party were those children who were in most danger which included children whose parents were in concentration camps. Hedy left Germany in 1938 at the beginning of the holocaust. You may not agree with her politics, that’s fine. But to attempt to discredit her experience this way is despicable.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Which part of Mass Extermination of Jews do you not understand?

          • Jan Grzybowski

            You can’t be a survivor of the Holocaust if you were among those exterminated. You must survive in order to be in that classification. Hedy Epstein survived by being wicked away at least 3 weeks after what is commonly considered the beginning of the Holocaust. What part of that don’t you understand?

          • Daniel Greenfield

            You can be a Holocaust survivor if you survived attempts to exterminate you.

            To be a survivor, the attempt had to be plausibly made, which meant that you were in a camp or on the territory or a country where the extermination was taking place.

            The UK, where Epstein went, at a time when there was no mass extermination of Jews, does not qualify.

          • Jan Grzybowski

            So in your opinion, a child who survived that evil time by going into hiding in Germany is not a survivor because there was no immediate attempt to exterminate her personally. My complaint is not that you have a different opinion concerning the definition of what a survivor is, but that you would call her a fake because her definition is not the same as yours. It appears to me that your issue with her is that her politics are different than yours. So you choose to attack her credibility to validate your opinion of her politics. Personally I find that to be the definition of arrogance.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            You can reword it a dozen different ways, but that doesn’t change anything.

            To survive the mass extermination of the Jews, you had to have been present when that extermination was being carried out.

            Not before. Not after. Not when threats were being.

            At the time when the mass extermination was being carried out.

          • Jan Grzybowski
        • rosie

          Jan, Daniel is correct. She is not a survivor and she’s no friend of the Jews.

      • Daniel Greenfield

        To be a survivor she had to be there while the Holocaust was taking place. She left before the Holocaust was underway.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Clearly the database listing is not very accurate since she left Germany before the Holocaust.

      That simple fact is not in dispute.

  • Filala

    I saw a story and picture of Hedy Epstein on The Huffington Post computer edition. The Huff Post just rushes in to show how racist the town of Ferguson is that even a Holocaust survivor is apalled. I thought something was mighty fishiy about the Epstein story, and I’m glad that Daniel Greenfield clarified who she really is – a trouble making leftist fanatic.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      It’s HuffPo so the fishiness is a given.

    • rosie

      I’m from St. Louis. Hedy is a fraud. as a matter of fact she’s even banned from the Holocaust Museum here.

      • Frankenstone2

        To be banned by a so-called Holocaust museum anywhere should be a badge of honor.

  • rosie

    Truth!!

  • Raz

    I used to be a rabbi in a synagogue. There were holocaust survivors and a person who left in the Kindertransport . The survivors were furious at the person who spent the war in in England because she always called herself a “survivor”. It is a disgrace!

  • Fritz Kohlhaas

    SCUMBAG!!!

  • Jan Grzybowski

    The reason that there’s such a variation in the definition is that the massacre didn’t happen all at once. It occurred over a period of time. As I’ve said over and over, the Night of Broken Glass is commonly recognized as the beginning of the Holocaust. You continue to ignore that. Again, my issue with your article is not that you have a different definition of who is a survivor than many authorities on the subject do. I respect your right to that opinion and understand your logic. Rather my issue is that you would choose to call this woman a fake because her experience doesn’t fit your personal definition. I can see that you’ll never recognize that there are several reasonable definition by respectable authorities on the subject so it’s futile to continue this discussion. Have a good day.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      And the mass extermination occurred while Hedy Epstein was in the UK.

      Which is the bottom line here.

  • Jaredd

    Fake survivor of the fake holocaust – how about that?

    • Brooklyn Farmer

      Nice to see that idiots can use a keyboard.

  • Jaredd

    so if someone actually checked it out it means he’s a neo-nazi? Do you mean that David Cole (Jew) who doesn’t believe in “holocaust” is neo-nazi? Or prof. Roger Dommeregue (Jewish) is neo-nazi? Quite funny how easy it is to brainwash people

    • Westisthebest

      “Quite funny how easy it is to brainwash people”
      Sounds like you just had an epiphany about yourself.

    • laura r

      not david cole. i dont know the rest. difference between WN and neo naz mentality i can spot them.

  • janbn

    One of my friends who is not terriblly involved in politics was in the Kindertransports. He considers that he and the other children who were able to get away from the clutches of the Nazis are also Holocaust survivors. Hedy Epstein is a woman of principal. She does not check her principals at the door if she thinks that they might offend someone. I had a father like Hedy who I knew to be one of the most principled men in the world. He refused to sell his principles for a mess of pottage. Honor and respect to Hedy Epstein. The world needs more Hedy Epsteins.

  • jzsnake

    Her being a Holocaust Survivor matters about as much as Norman Finklestein being a child of Holocaust Survivors. They are both pathetic individuals in need of help and/or medication.

  • Joyce Clemons

    What was Hedy advocating for in Ferguson? The undocumented shoppers? Was she in favor of trying the policeman in the court of public opinion? Was she in favor of suppression of evidence? Or something else? And what does being against Israel’s self-defense have to do with being for whatever she is for in Ferguson. Have at me, go for it.

  • A. B. Landis

    While I agree with the author wholly in spirit and partly in substance, it should be noted that Hedy Epstein lives in saint louis, and ferguson is in saint louis county. So the representation of her “taking her roadshow to missouri” is really unfair. There are many saint louis residents concerned about the ferguson shooting, regardless of their politics on other issues.

  • http://www.vaticancatholic.com/ RosaryCatholic

    Facts which contradict the official “Holocaust” story – http://www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com/news/holocaust-hoax/#.VFZ7Yt_0-k0

    For critical information on the faith of Christ and how Rome has lost the Catholic faith please go to: http://www.vaticancatholic.com

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