Esther Loeb and Regina Stern honor their stepfather Judka Joe Heitler, who married
their mother Chana Kirszenberg Heitler after he met her at a DP camp in Europe. Judka
had seen his first wife and son shot by the Nazis; overnight, his hair became white.
He was imprisoned in a concentration camp, probably Buchenwald. Heitler survived
the war and moved to Nashville in 1949, where he was active at the Jewish Community
Center. He died in Nashville in 1963.