Assessing Trauma, Abuse and Loss via Guided Imagery and Musicby Amy Clements-Cortés, Ph.D., MusM, MTA, Mt-BC, FAMI
AbstractHolocaust 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 To Sever the Silence of a Childhood Holocaust SurvivorBy Amy Clements-Cortes Ph.D, MusM, MTA
Introducing ManyaManya 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 ››
Identity and Resilience After Long SilenceBy Svetlana Shklarov MD, Ph.D, RSW
Russian Jews have learned to overcome their fear, know how to make their silence heard as a means of action; theirs is a courage of defiance. … Desperate, you? Your capacity for hope does not date from today. Feeble, you? … Continue Reading ››
This paper discusses the evolution of understanding of survivors in the aftermath of the Holocaust. In the author’s words: Since the literature on Holocaust survivors is confined to the period post 1945, there is a finite amount of material. The literature discussed in this
article was accessed online through the Ovid, Scholars Portal and Proquest Research Library databases, while older articles and books not sourced online or out of print were hand sourced and acquired from the collections of various Toronto Jewish institutions and the personal collections of Holocaust scholars in Israel, the United States and Canada.