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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

From left: Kelley Weber, Hannah Ryan, Kirsten DeBroux, Michelle Hand and Katy Keating rehearse for Mustard Seed Theatre’s upcoming production of ‘Kinder-transport.’ 

‘Kindertransport’ opens Mustard Seed Theatre’s 10th season

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT August 10, 2016

Deanna Jent, artistic director of Mustard Seed Theatre, first read Diane Samuels’ play “Kindertransport” many years ago, and it stayed with her. “It’s a story about mothers and daughters, and I am both, so it appealed to me,” Jent said. “When...

The certificate of registration issued to Hedy Wachenheimer (later Epstein), which she wore in May 1939, when she boarded the Kindertransport.   

Holocaust survivor, activist Hedy Epstein dies at 91

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus June 1, 2016

Hedy Epstein’s passion for the causes in which she believed was forged in the agony of the Holocaust, from which she escaped at the age of 14 via the Kindertransport.  Ms. Epstein died Thursday, May 26, at the age of 91.  She was at her Central West...

‘Nicky’s Family’

Kindertransport brought to life in ‘Nicky’s Family’

By Larry Levin, Publisher/CEO June 6, 2012

“Nicky’s Family” is really at least four movies all rolled into one. Or rather, three stories, with one told twice. The award-winning film, by Mateij Minac and Patrik Pass, tells the remarkable tale of Sir Nicholas Winton’s heroic efforts to get...

Students offer fresh perspective on remembering the Holocaust

By Sylvia L. Ginsparg June 29, 2011

On April 12, 1951, the Israeli Knesset designated the 27th day of Nissan as Yom HaShoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day. Typically, it is observed after Passover in a citywide service whereby survivors share their memories. Yahrzeit candles are lit, Kaddish...

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