August 20, 2014, - 10:27 am

Hedy Epstein: Meet the Fake “Holocaust Survivor,” HAMAS Fan Arrested in Ferguson

By Debbie Schlussel

You may have heard about the “Holocaust survivor” who was arrested while marching with the rioting protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday. But Hedy Epstein–also a well known anti-Israel, self-hating Jew who tried to be on the HAMAS flotilla–is a fake. She “survived the Holocaust” as much as Harry Truman did because she was, unfortunately, spirited away from Germany in the kindertransport and spent the years of the Holocaust in the safety of England and never saw the insides of a concentration camp. Not even close.

At age 90, Epstein is Exhibit #855,297,543 of the Billy Joel “Only the Good Die Young” corollary.

This is What Ugly Looks Like . . .


Hedy Epstein Arrested in Ferguson for Blocking Federal Building


Hedy Epstein Butt-Snorkeling HAMAS Murderers

Monday afternoon, when a friend called to ask me if I heard about “the 90-year-old Holocaust survivor” arrested in Ferguson, my response was, “Wait, is her name Hedy?” When my friend responded that her name was, indeed, Hedy, I explained to him who she is.

Though Hedy Epstein was never a Holocaust survivor, she constantly walks all over the dead bodies of the six million Jews who perished, as a platform for her far-left, self-hating, anti-Semitic, whack job politics. And usually those politics are openly anti-Israel and pro-HAMAS. Epstein is part of the terrorist group ISM (International Solidarity Movement), which was caught giving shelter to Islamic Jihad terrorists. ISM also gave shelter and a place to stay to British Al-Qaeda terrorists the night before they blew up Mike’s Bar in Tel Aviv. Epstein traveled to the West Bank to help ISM in its terrorist activities, and she should be permanently behind bars just for that.

Epstein tried to be on the HAMAS flotilla boats that attempted to deliver terrorist supplies to Gaza (and whose participants succeeded in stabbing and injuring nine Israeli soldiers). She was on one of the flotilla ships in 2010, but left for health reasons. And Epstein participated in pro-HAMAS Palestinian demonstrations in Egypt. But this female Jew In Name Only (Va-JINO) is dangerous in America, too.

Epstein went on the American college lecture circuit, where she compared the Holocaust to Palestinians being checked for bombs at Israeli security checkpoints. She showed pictures of Jews in death camps next to images of the checkpoints. Yup, the Nazis gassing Jews to death in the ovens of Auschwitz is exactly the same as Israel trying to protect itself and its citizens from terrorist bombings. Did you know that when you go to the airport or a federal building, it’s exactly the same as being in Treblinka or Majdanek? Hedy Epstein makes the wrong comparisons. Israel is nothing like the Nazis. But Hedy Epstein has a LOT in common with Josef Goebbels.

She’s gone on hunger strikes “for Gaza.” Sadly, she resumed eating and is still with us.

Epstein is reportedly very wealthy and has also reportedly given a lot of money to Islamic terrorist causes. But, for some reason, she seems to be hands off. If the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force had any guts or common sense, it would be investigating her and her finances.

But it doesn’t and it won’t.

And, so, Hedy Epstein continues to be free to lie about her connection with the Holocaust–again, she is NOT a Holocaust survivor–and use the memories of the six million who were murdered to further her anti-Semitic, crackpot activities, the latest of which is the violent vagrant parade in Ferguson.

If only someone who actually perished in the ovens of Auschwitz, or was murdered by the Nazis in Gross-Rosen or Dora, had been spared instead of Hedy Epstein, the world would have been a whole lot better off.

My family members cooked in the ovens for this biotch to use their memories in vain for thugs in Ferguson and HAMAS terrorists in Gaza? I don’t think so.

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67 Responses

I knew something was fishy about this. Thanks for the info.

Ilan on August 20, 2014 at 11:09 am

    You are one nasty zunt. Ms. Epstein has done more for peace in the Middle East than you and your crew of racist thugs ever will

    truegreta on August 23, 2014 at 1:55 am

    I finally figured out why certain Jews hate Israel so much such as code pink,Hedy Epstein every pajama boy on blogs on and on. Every man and woman in Israel must sign up for the military to help defend their country.

    They would rather infiltrate into every anti american protest and agitate

    Dee smith on August 24, 2014 at 7:05 am

Unfortunately there are many like Hedy – self hating Jews whose only goal in life is to hurt Israel and world Jewry. It’s hard to comprehend what makes these people tick and function but it sorta reminds me of Jews who tried to join the KKK. No pity for her dementia and these fifth columnists should be shown for the filth they are.

Zipory on August 20, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Exactly, a Fifth Columnist, bending over backwards to show how fair, sensitive, caring and sympathetic they are to the “truly” oppressed of the world.

    Alfredo from Puerto Rico on August 20, 2014 at 11:49 am

    strange, how you call a Jew who isn’t’ part of the Arab hating population (and there’s many of them) “self hating”. This alone is so insensitive and unintelligent it bares all common sense. Why would someone who’s Jewish by religion/ethnicity not be entitled to think differently? You know what it actually is? You are hateful, spiteful and intolerant people who think the world is black and white. I hope there are many more Israelis, Jews who stand up to the Israeli government and tell them to stop. I also hope there are more people to tell Hamas to stop and furthermore, I hope there are plenty of Americans, Jewish or not to have the wits about them to do something about Ferguson.

    Eve on August 22, 2014 at 6:10 am

The MSM will conveniently depict this fraud survivor as an expert on oppression. As usual, the media get behind a person who supports the most oppressive movements.

Dina on August 20, 2014 at 11:22 am

What stupid filthy hag she is.

DS_ROCKS! on August 20, 2014 at 11:34 am

Fantastic reporting, Debbie.

skzion on August 20, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Debbie, there are lots of Jews just like her, including most of my relatives. They are hopeless, and will be blaming themselves and “Western imperialism and colonialism” right up until the moment when Hamas operatives shove them into the oven.

Don Juan on August 20, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Pretty much the same rap I’ve been hearing since the 60’s, DJ. Cut the U.S. down to size and eliminate the support for Israel. Oh, goody, then everything will be “fair.”

    And the world will be run by the Star Wars bar scene known as the United Nations. What a joke of a name, “United.”


    Alfredo from Puerto Rico on August 20, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Oh they’re United all right United Against Israel! CODE UAI OR UNAI!

      Robyn on October 19, 2014 at 2:05 pm

“She’s gone on hunger strikes “for Gaza.” Sadly, she resumed eating and is still with us.”


Concerned Citizen on August 20, 2014 at 12:55 pm

To be fair, the common definition of “Holocaust survivor” includes Jews who lived under Nazi rule.

Bee: Enough political correctness. She did NOT survive the Holocaust. She lived in England during the Holocaust. Period. She’s NOT a Holocaust survivor. My grandparents survived the Holocaust in the Nazi camps. She did NOT. These people do not decide for me who survived the Holocaust. DS

Bee on August 20, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Kind of like the evil incarnation of Forrest Gump.

Little Al on August 20, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Why are you the only one who verifies and asks questions in the media? All we have are a bunch of liberal idiots who merely regurgitate whatever meets their twisted agendas. I have seen fakes before like Geraldo.. (Jerry Rivers) however this is an all time low!
What a disgusting revolting hag! Maybe they’re related?

Recalcitrant Zionist on August 20, 2014 at 2:11 pm

I also can not understand the insanity of some of our own members of our faith taking a stand against miserable terrorists. Thank G-d for conservative Christians who are pro- Israel. They are some of our best supporters.

Yehudit18 on August 20, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Let me correct my English- taking a stand SUPPORTING miserable terrorists!

    Yehudit18 on August 20, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Thank you for clearing things up about Hedy. She is apparently an old fraud who has tried to capitalize on the Holocaust, despite having been safe and sound during the Second World War. Hedy further defiles the dead, as you noted, by supporting those who seek the eradication of the Jews today. Fortunately, this old ogre will not be around much longer, due to her age.

Worry01 on August 20, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Great Article…if I was asked to choose a companion on a 6 months stay in a deserted Island, between that Fraud Hedy & another Israel ” lover” Sec. John
(Kohn) Kerry, I would definitely choose Mr. Kohn. It’s always easier to deal/ confront an Ex Jew than a Fifth Columnist Jew.

Simon on August 20, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Wow, those are serious ad hominem attacks, from both the author and most of the commenters.

And I didn’t realize you (the author) gets to decide who is a Holocaust survivor. While it’s true that the phrase does usually summon up images of people who’ve outlived their incarceration in camps, why wouldn’t it also encompass a child in Germany torn away from her home because she was Jewish?

You’re apparently determined to smear this woman because you disagree with her politics. But playing a game of my-forebears-suffered-more-than-you, in order to demean her, is a little contemptible.

[And let me just say, proactively, that I’ll be _shocked_, just shocked, if this comment doesn’t show up on your page.]

Rachel on August 20, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Hey Rachel,

    I didn’t realize people like you got to redefine what commonly understood words in the English language mean.

    survivor –
    a person who survives, especially a person remaining alive after an event in which others have died.

    Hedy Epstein was never anywhere near the event.

    Why wouldn’t you want to pretend that she was for political reasons?

    japple on August 20, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Calling Hedy Epstein a Holocaust survivor makes about as much sense as you calling yourself a Jew.

    japple on August 20, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Rachel Corrie, you begin your first comment here with “wow.” That means that you are a typical follow-the-libtard-line moron. It never fails (unless you meant “wow” ironically, which you didn’t.)

    Debbie’s point is that being a Holocaust survivor is an objective thing. You either were in the camps and survived or you did not. Her additional point is that Frau Epstein uses her “survivorship” for odious political purposes. While Frau Epstein could have been a real survivor, she would still be a VaJINO, and she would still be promoting Holocaust-like attitudes and behavior.

    Finally, if you actually visited here periodically, you would know that Debbie allows all sorts of moronic posts by such as you. These are instructive to those who can think and are of good moral character.

    Allow me to be “proactive” myself. I seriously doubt you will defend your inane comment. You are most likely a hit-and-run specialist. Most libtards are. They think they are so very smart that those who disagree with them are not worth engaging.

    skzion on August 20, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Hedy is banned from the Holocaust Museum here in St. Louis. She’s a vile self hating Jew and an embarrassment to us all.

    Angie Rosenberg on August 20, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Wowwwww!!! Ad hominem. Big words, Mohamed, or is it Ahmed? You’ve got a lot of nerve posting a picture of a woman who to most would appear Jewish. And naming yourself Rachel, too. Yeah, you’re going to teach us all about the technical aspects of what it means to call someone a “Holocaust survivor.”

    Listen, Rahaman, football season is coming. Go snort some peanut dust and follow it up with a nice, tall, ice cold glass of WD40.

    OH!!! Let me clue you in on something. Once there was a people in what is today known as northwestern south central eastern Nepal. They had a saying. It went, “oohlaamad nembli maranonga hopla mooplah hamadito mebromehti llama llama bruhs spriinghstyn.”

    In ancient times it meant, “we are going to the festival of peace tonight to give thanks to the god of plentiful fish.” But today it means “They call Alabama Crimson Tide, call me Deacon Blues.”

    So, you see? It is simple. I know you understand. Please pick up a copy of Debbie’s bio on your way off the web site, and two complimentary tickets to poolside seats at the Orca exhibit in Seaworld.

    Alfredo from Puerto Rico on August 21, 2014 at 12:37 am

      You just had to drop that Steely Dan reference, didn’t you?

      Back on topic, if Ms Epstein, who neither got tattoos nor witnessed family members getting slaughtered, is not considered a Holocaust survivor, then what makes my dad’s family?

      My dad’s side lived in Arzew, Algeria up until the 60s. During WWII, the Nazis and their Vichyist lackeys overran Algeria. Somehow, despite being treated worse than third-class citizens, virtually all of the Jews in the region were spared deportation. Hence, I’m here.

      I would say that he was a survivor of sorts. Unfortunately, the Algerian Jews eventually got chased out of the land that they called their own for generations.

      But from what I’ve read about Hedy, she’s no Jew. She’s a Kapo.

      Of course, what if the whole Kindertransport story was bullshit and she is in fact a Pali Muslima passing for a Jewess? Then for the past 50-60 years, everyone was fooled to no end.

      The Reverend Jacques on August 21, 2014 at 1:26 am

    You are very intelligent and articulate, would you please tell me what argument would you use to defend ISIS/ISIL/IS terrorist actions?

    TRUKUTU on August 21, 2014 at 1:10 am

    She is a Turkey rooting for Christmas and gives credence and legitimacy to terrorists by attaching her status as not only a Jew but a holocaust surviving Jew my grandmother also fled Germany just before the war because her grandmother was a Jew luckily her father was Swedish we do not call her a holocaust survivor we say she escaped the Nazis it would be unjust of us to say she survived the holocaust she did not she fled to Sweden..

    Helena beck on August 22, 2014 at 1:46 am

Is your name really Rachel, or have you adopted this online moniker as a tribute to Rachel Corrie, the self-hating Jew who ran interference for Arafat and Fatah? Your seeming lack of antipathy for this execrable woman, Epstein, arouses my suspicions.

commonsense on August 20, 2014 at 8:10 pm

There are some errors in your article. The Wainwright Building is a STATE building not Federal. Also, the building is in ST. LOUIS CITY not Ferguson (which is located about 20-30 minutes away depending on traffic).

Laura on August 20, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Hedy Epstein is an odious vile excuse for a human being whose end will hopefully come sooner rather than later. Thank you Debbie for exposing this old biyatch. Anyone willing to chip in on a one way ticket to Syria for Ns. Epstein?

Queens mom on August 20, 2014 at 9:36 pm

My sweet revenge from Hedy, is that I immigrated from St. Louis to Israel, and I walk on the Holy Land with pride for our special nation.

Great Article on August 20, 2014 at 10:21 pm

What a hallucinating old biddy. My family survived the war and are Holocaust survivors. We were, are, and will forever be Zionist and help in protecting our country Israel. Am Israel Chai.

I hope this vulture goes to meet her Allah shortly.

Gitta Waldbaum on August 20, 2014 at 11:20 pm

One wasted kindertransport space that could have been taken by a real Jewish child

Bernard on August 21, 2014 at 12:09 am

Hedy Epsetin is a jew hater and this is horrible enough but she is a Holocaust Surviver – because she survived this nightmare as a jew also if she was not in the concentration camp, you can`t ignore this fact. Jews who survived it and were not murdered are survivers. This is a mistake that you don`t see what she is. She is a Holocaust Surviver who hates (may be) herself and Jews and Israel. It wuold be better she joins a therapist as to walk on those demonstration this woman seems to be totally crazy.

Gabriella Meros on August 21, 2014 at 2:14 am

    She’s no more mentally ill than many of the English people she grew up with who have a similar outlook and world view.

    Also she’s not a survivor because she avoided the nightmare, she didn’t survive it.
    Anne Frank would possibly have been a survivor if she hadn’t been given away by a Dutch collaborator.

    The only thing Hedy Epstein survived was British food rationing.
    You could possibly call her a refugee, not a survivor.
    You might as well call Russian dissident refugees Gulag survivors.

    This well meaning desire to bestow honorary titles is idiotic which is why people who think this way can’t see that it cheapens the whole meaning of the term.

    The term “Holocaust Survivor” has a particular connotation and that connotation is the only reason Epstein labelled herself this way.
    That’s obvious to any thinking person.
    The connotation has nothing to do with her and there’s nothing wrong with recognising it.
    It should be recognised in the interests of clarity if for no other reason.

    japple on August 21, 2014 at 4:51 am

    The bottom line is she isn’t crazy. You’re crazy if you think a therapist is going to solve the problem.

    japple on August 21, 2014 at 4:57 am

    Gabiella, in English please.

    skzion on August 21, 2014 at 5:36 am

I am outraged that this drek would pose as a Holocaust survivor. I stayed with a Holocaust survivor of Auschwitz in Ramat Gan on my last trip to Israel. She is a beautiful woman and a proud Jew. In the Yom Kippur War her husband (also a Holocaust survivor) and both sons were in active military service in the IDF.

PaulaMalka on August 21, 2014 at 11:25 am

She certainly created a fueher. And she has a Klan do attitude.

Federale (@Federale86) on August 21, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Hedy Epstein is NOT a fake holocaust survivor. She was on the Kindertransport. ALL of the kids that were on the Kindertransport are considered holocaust survivors, not just Hedy. Jews that support Palestinian rights aren’t self-hating Jews….Eran Efrati and Maya Wind are both pro-palestinian activists as well. In fact, Eran served in the IDF and is grandson of Auschwitz survivor.

Jennifer V on August 21, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Jennifer, Ann, and Moldo, you’re not good at engaging the responses already provided to your position, are you?

    So, rather than repeat these responses, I’ll offer a quite different one. VaJINOs (female Jews in name only) like you und Frau Hedy not only hate Jews but actively aid the killing of Jews by Amalekites calling themselves “Moooooslims” in Eretz Israel. Therefore, you should be killed immediately: you are not “merely” rodefs, but rodefs siding with the aggressors (Mooooslims) in an defensive civil war (milchemet mitzvah) occurring in Eretz Israel.

    Now, Jews know that we follow the laws of the state in which we live. But there is nothing illegal in my enjoying the thought of your rightful slaughter, and I very much do.

    Thanks for visiting.

    skzion on August 22, 2014 at 11:09 am

Almost all her family was killed at Auschwitz, and this woman barely escapes being murdered because she is saved by the kindertransport. She is definitely a Holocaust survivor because she escaped and lived. In Schlussel’s world you need to be pro-war criminal and lick Netanyahu’s steel-toed boots in order to be “legitimate”. But what has Schlussel done with her life except perpetuate negative energy?

AnnW on August 21, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Hedy Epstein left Germany before the outbreak of WWII.
    Therefore she survived the Holocaust in absentia.
    She simply wasn’t there.

    japple on August 21, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Tragically, AnnW, *almost* all.

    skzion on August 22, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Thanks to AnnW for her comment on what makes a survivor. You have no idea how many people she lost. Her body being in England does not mean that she did not suffer under Nazi regime. Holocaust survivors were suffering under Nazis long before they were interned into concentration camp.

I would recommend you also compile solid research on what a terrorist is. Providing aid to Palestinians and Israel deciding that is against their policy doesn’t make ISM a terrorist group. They are, in fact, only an aid group and not labeled a terrorist, even by Israel (though Israel will state they aided terrorists, a claim the ISM refutes).

Your ideas, Ms Schlussel seem to come from a logical place, but only if your logical foundation is in the current era of post-colonial white privilege.

oldo on August 21, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    She didn’t suffer under the Nazi regime her relatives did.
    She suffered in Britain which was never under Nazi power.
    Many people in Britain lost family members as a result of the war. Are they Holocaust survivors?

    If you want to say that the Holocaust was in effect before 1939 then the problem is that many Jews were in fact still living reasonably well up until then.

    japple on August 21, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    modo, please feel free to visit Afghanistan or Egypt. Your murder would be a cause for great joy!

    skzion on August 22, 2014 at 4:34 pm

You post sociology class catch phrase brain washed analysis is getting tedious too.

japple on August 21, 2014 at 8:34 pm

It doesn’t matter to me if she is called a ‘survivor’ or not. What mnatters is that she sides with those who murder Jews. And that she turns her back on the Old Testament, which tells how to take over and live in the land of Israel. If she doesn’t want to live there, fine. But she sides with murderers of those that do.period.
I didn’t know she was still around.

Not Ovenready on August 21, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    It matters to Hedy Epstein that a “Holocaust survivor” sides with those whose dearest desire is to eliminate Israel.
    That’s why she’s calling herself one.

    What Hedy wants to call herself when she’s not playing activist is her own business. What she calls herself when she’s working in solidarity with Hamas is everybody’s business.

    japple on August 21, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      It damn well better matter to you too BTW.
      This is not tiddlywinks anymore

      japple on August 21, 2014 at 11:18 pm

F@#$ the Bitch.. Keep her in jail until she dies.

miguel jaquez on August 22, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Hedy Epstein is indeed a Holocaust survivor, and I am privileged to call her my good friend. Her parents and her entire family perished in Auschwitz. Hedy is a remarkable woman who has no patience with zionism. Unlike many posting here, she has no hatred for anyone, and unlike many posting here Hedy will be proven to be on the right side of history. Bless you, Hedy, and Free Palestine.

Mary Hughes Thompson on August 23, 2014 at 7:32 am

Mary, you probably wouldn’t know Hedy Epstein from a Mexican construction worker in NYC. And you give yourself away by saying Free Palestine. I guess you don’t know, or perhaps you do, that when you say Free Palestine, you are saying kill the Jews. And Palestinians are not even a real people, so why don’t you get real, and stop the insidious trolling. Go back to crocheting sweaters for your great grandchildren.

Free Palestine? Really? Is that because you got tired of rooting for the Yankees?

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on August 23, 2014 at 10:34 am

A Holocaust survivor is defined as an individual who

1) meets the definition of Holocaust survivor established by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, or the Social Security Agency, or Yad Vashem or the Kinder Transport Association;

2) or defines themselves in reliable and verifiable sources as a Holocaust survivor;

3) or is described as a Holocaust survivor in reliable and verifiable sources.

“Born in Freiburg to a Jewish family, she was rescued from Nazi Germany by the Kindertransport in 1939.”

If you want to change the definition of a holocaust survivor to someone who was in a Nazi prison camp and survived then go make a case of it. While there is a well accepted definition it is good manners to use it. If insulting holocaust survivors is now the rage please let us know.

Yani on August 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Am I a 911 Survivor because I knew people who died in The Towers and I was supposed to be in NYC early that day?

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on August 23, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Alfredo, if anyone tried to redefine Holocaust Survivor based on Debbie’s convenient mantra that she projects onto Hedy, Debbie would be screaming how insane and unfair it was and carrying on about antisemitism to the Nth degree.

Yani on August 23, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Yani, STFU. Debbie has clarified this point admirably.

    Frau Hedy is a rodef, and, if I lived in Eretz Israel, I would personally kill her. Alas, I must abide by American law, so I can only wish for her slaughter.

    skzion on August 25, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Ah, so the problem is with Debbie, I see, of course, it’s always Debbie that’s the problem. So, if a man has a wife with breast cancer and the cancer goes in to remission, he too is a breast cancer survivor, because her illness affected him adversely. Of course, I get it. Since certain organizations have decided that “survivor” doesn’t just mean people who lived through a horrible experience, but those who MAY have been affected by it, IF they had been there, they too are survivors. Yes, intellectualizing everything runs rampant in this world, doesn’t it?

So, Yani, how do you define troll? Ahhhhh, never mind, this thread has run its course, anyway.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on August 24, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Very nicely argued, Alfredo.

    skzion on August 24, 2014 at 12:58 am

Thank you, sk, much obliged.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on August 24, 2014 at 1:06 am

He tells her to leave and that is life is better off without her.

Mc – Nabb would more than make up for it by improving his performance the
following year during the 2000 season. With neither
side a shrinking violet on the field, a good open attacking football game is in the offing.

Guadalupe on September 26, 2014 at 3:28 am

This quite possibly be the most vapid piece of trash journalism (I feel wrong even calling it that) that I have ever had the horror of reading in my 15 years of living. You, Debbie Schlussel, are one of causes of the rampant hatred in this world. Don’t you dare talk about the Palestinian’s situation like you have an ounce of a clue of what is actually going on in the world. Your hatred towards anyone or any group of people who are not white and Christian is extremely reminiscent of Hitler’s ideology. It is because of complete idiots like you that I fear what is to become of my generation. A word of advice; maybe take a lesson in Journalism, because although I am only 15, I remember that the first thing that I was taught in Beginner’s Journalism is report the facts–not your own opinions.

Sam on June 4, 2015 at 6:01 pm

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