Topic: aging

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 ››

“Recovering from Genocidal Trauma” by Myra Giberovitch: A Book Review

An Information and Practice Guide for Working with Holocaust Survivors by Myra Giberovitch

Judith Hassan OBE Special Advisor Therapeutic Services for Survivors and Refugees of War Trauma (Jewish Care) Myra Giberovitch Myra Giberovitch, an experienced social worker, has devoted 25 years of her life looking into the face of death through the eyes of the Holocaust survivors with … Continue Reading ››

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 ››

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 ››

Music Therapy

Music Therapy To Sever the Silence of a Childhood Holocaust Survivor

By Amy Clements-Cortes Ph.D, MusM, MTA  

Introducing Manya

Manya was a 72-year-old female widow, with one son, Peter, married to Belinda. Manya was a childhood survivor of the Holocaust who was hidden during the war and separated from her mother for several years. … Continue Reading ››