We at Remember the Women Institute have been seeking for years to place the issue of sexual violence against Jewish women (and men) during the Holocaust in the narrative of Holocaust history. We believe that we have made some inroads, especially with our recent symposium in cooperation with USC Shoah Foundation.

Trauma in a Residential Setting

Goodnight, Irene… Welcome Home! Transforming Relational Trauma in a Residential Setting

  By George Halasz, Magalí Kaplan, Rod Myer

“And so I learnt that the poet is a pulse in the rhythmic flow of generations.” – Octavio Paz, In Search of the Present (1990 Nobel Lecture, p. 22, San Diego Harvest)

Introduction

It is often said by … Continue Reading ››

Conference Presentation: End of Life

End-of-Life Issues for Holocaust Survivors

A presentation given in October 2008 at an international conference in Frankfurt for professionals working with Holocaust survivors. By Judith Hassan, OBE Those who attended the conference in Vienna in 2007 know how strongly I feel about helping survivors to maximise the time they have left in their lives … Continue Reading ››

Wartime Experiences and Late Life Coping

In Their Own Words: Survivor Wartime and Late Life Coping Styles

By Nancy Isserman, Bea Hollander-Goldfein and S. Nechama Horwitz The coping literature is quite extensive with hundreds of published articles examining coping strategies. More specifically, the field of Holocaust studies has also examined coping. Most studies have … Continue Reading ››

Aging Child Survivors

Aging of Child Holocaust Survivors

By Yoram Barak, MD, MHA

Introduction

Numerous studies focus on the influence of Holocaust experiences on child survivors more than 60 years after the Holocaust. Our own treatment and research group investigated issues as diverse as development of dementia, suicide and psychiatric services used by survivors (Ohanna, Golander, & Barak, … Continue Reading ››

Conference Presentation: Survivor Resilience

The Resiliency of the Survivor: Views of a Child Holocaust Survivor/Psychiatrist

A presentation given at the Pike Conference on “The Holocaust and Its Legacy: Resiliency, Fragility and Restitution of Survivors,” Sunday October 23, 2011 at Hillel House, Boston University. By Dr. Robert Krell May 5, 1945 is indelibly etched into my … Continue Reading ››

Healing Water: Guided Imagery and Music Therapy

Assessing Trauma, Abuse and Loss via Guided Imagery and Music

by Amy Clements-Cortés, Ph.D., MusM, MTA, Mt-BC, FAMI

Abstract

Holocaust survivors often face many psychological and emotional issues such as fear, and intrusive thoughts and images as a result of the traumatic experiences they endured. Guided Imagery and Music is … Continue Reading ››