Issue 7, Winter 2017

A Measure of Faith:  Child Holocaust Survivors and their Spiritual Dilemma

By Robert Krell M.D.    July 27, 2016 I am a child Holocaust survivor and must, therefore, begin with my own origins, including my struggle to develop what can only be described as a rudimentary connection to Judaism. Having been born in 1940 in German-occupied Holland, and already in hiding by mid-1942,   I entered the … Continue Reading ››

Psychological Dynamics in Aging Survivors of the Holocaust

Author: Dr. Eva Fogelman, Ph.D, Child Development Research The psychological dynamics of aging survivors of the Holocaust are worthy of inquiry because, indeed, their old age is marred by a massive traumatic historical catastrophe. For some Holocaust survivors, their lives were disrupted not only by barbaric persecution during the German occupation of European countries, but … Continue Reading ››

How A Holocaust Survivor Incorporates Spirituality Into Her Life: A Case Study

By Lois Griff Lillian was born in a small town in Germany on August 8, 1923.  She describes her youth as wealthy and privileged.  She had a nanny who accompanied her and her sister to Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday night) services.  Her parents did not go to the synagogue with them.  She remembers the services very fondly, … Continue Reading ››