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MAGDA STERN, 88,

of Macomb
Township, died April
8, 2013.
Mrs. Stern was
liberated from Bergen
Belsen concentration
camp. She became
Stern
a member of the
c. 1948
Phoenix Holocaust
Survivors group.
Mrs. Stern is sur-
vived by her husband
of 69 years, Joseph
Stern; daughters and
son-in-law, Mary and
Ronald Hopkins of
Clinton Township,
Deborah Stern of Macomb Township;
daughter-in-law, Lucy Stern; grandchil-
dren, Maureen and Steve Bills, Evan
and Michelle Kaufman, Aaron Hopkins,
Rachel Hopkins, Trisha and Roy
Johnson, Tammy and Steve Vieau, Terri
Stern; great-grandchildren, Samantha
Kaufman, Zoey Kanikowski, Wyatt
Johnson, Ashley Vieau, Michaela Vieau,
Haley Vieau.

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Mrs. Stern was the loving mother of
the late David Stern; dear sister and sis-
ter-in-law of the late Otto and the late
Clara Stern, and the late Josef Stern.
Contributions may be made to the
American Society of the Protection
of Cruelty to Animals, 424 E. 92nd
St., New York, NY 10128. Interment
was held at Hebrew Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Hebrew Memorial
Chapel.

Corrections
• The obituary for Anna Oliwek
(April 11) should have stated that the
seven paragraphs quoted in the obitu-
ary were from Chapter 15 of the book
Annie's Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg. Mrs.
Oliwek is featured in several chapters
of the book, but is not the subject of
the book's title. The photo in the obitu-
ary shows Anna at age 15 in 1939, just
prior to the outbreak of World War II.
• The obituary of Esther Manko
(April 11) misspelled the name of her
sister, Riva Scherr.

The 'Iron Lady' And The Jews

Ron Kampeas

one point nearly a quarter of her cabinet
were of Jewish origins," Wineman said.
In 1983, she told the Soviet Jewry move-
t was former British Prime Minister
ment that she would do "absolutely every-
Margaret Thatcher's embrace of British
thing" to support their cause, which dove-
tailed with her revulsion of communism.
Jews and insistent promotion of Jews
in her Conservative Party that
Thatcher did not shy away from
inspired an outpouring of trib-
taking on Israeli leaders. She
tussled with Israeli Prime Minister
utes from Jewish and Israeli
Menachem Begin over his refusal
leaders following her death
April 8, 2013, at 87.
to deal with Palestinian lead-
ers and the bombing of the Iraqi
"Lady Thatcher was always
nuclear reactor in 1981, calling
extremely supportive and
him the "most difficult" man she
admiring of the ethos of the
British Jewish community:'
had to deal with.
Vivian Wineman, the president
In the mid-1980s, she worked
of the Board of Deputies of
Shimon
Peres, then the head of a
Margaret T hatcher
British Jews, told JTA.
fractious national unity government,
Wineman said in the 1930s,
to reach a peace agreement with
Thatcher's family took in an Austrian Jewish Jordan, but it was scuttled by Begin's successor
refugee. In 1959, Thatcher was elected to
as Likud leader, Yitzhak Shamir.
Parliament representing Finchley, a north
Thatcher also pressed Reagan to deal
London constituency with a large Jewish
with the Palestine Liberation Organization,
population.
persuasions that bore fruit when the presi-
dent recognized the group during his final
"She counted a number of Jews among
her closest advisers and confidants, and at
months in office in 1988.

JTA

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