Hedy Epstein is making news this week after unsuccessfully trying to get on the aid boat that was heading for Gaza.
At last word, she was in Cyprus still looking for a way to help in a cause she feels strongly about. Her stance has drawn harsh criticism because of her history as a Holocaust survivor.
Epstein, according to her online biography escaped Germany at age 14 in 1939 on a children's transport to England. She never saw her family again, She now lives in St Louis.
Over the years she's taken up many causes, and now at 85 is speaking out against the Israeli embargo of Gaza. It was her past of escaping Nazi Germany that Hedy says is now leading her to speak out on the Gaza issue.