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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Portrait of Erich Dahl in the kitchen of his home. Photos: Lisa
Mandel

Cooking his way to freedom

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light November 2, 2011

You may know Erich Dahl as the creator of the most legendary French Onion Soup in St. Louis, but you probably didn't know that he trained as a pastry chef in Nazi Germany. During a recent afternoon with Dahl, I learned about the incredible, convoluted...

YEARS OF WINNING • Erich Dahl, 87, of Creve Coeur, will compete in track and swimming events during the Senior Olympics being hosted by the Jewish Community Center from May 25 through May 28. Dahl is pictured in a back room of his apartment, with a plethora of medals, press clippings, and mementos from previous competitions. Photo: Mike Sherwin

Senior Olympics is nothing new for local athlete

BY PAUL HACKBARTH, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 15, 2007

When Erich Dahl is competing in a race, only one thing is going through his head: "Run! Run faster, faster! How can I move faster?"Dahl, 87, and member of Congregation Shaare Emeth, will be running again this year during the St. Louis Senior Olympics...

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