Wachenheimer, Hedy

Birth Name Wachenheimer, Hedy [1]
Married Name Epstein, Hedy
Gender female


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth August 15, 1924 Freiburg im Breisgau, regierungsbezirk Freiburg, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Deutschland  

Transport 1939 Kindertransport Children’s Transport  

Event Note

All but two of Hedy Wachenheimer's family perished at Auschwitz, during the Holocaust.

Event Note

During World War II, Hedy Wachenheimer worked in munitions factories and joined a group of left-wing German Jewish refugees who hoped to re-introduce democracy in Germany.

Immigration 1948 New York, New York, United States of America  

Event Note

From New York, Hedy Wachenheimer moved to Minneapolis, and then to St. Louis.

Membership 2001   Hedy Epstein founded the St. Louis chapter of the Women in Black


Source References

  1. Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport


    1. Wachenheimer, Hedy