Topic: education

8 Transcending Victimization through Empowerment

By Myra Giberovitch

The core experiences of psychological trauma are disempowerment and disconnection from others.

J.L. Herman (1992)

VICTIMIZATION

Long-term victimization under a systematic and comprehensive program of genocide adversely affected the mental and emotional well-being of many survivors. ‘People who have endured … Continue Reading ››

Holocaust Survivors As Participant Educators: Giving Space To Lived Experience Of Social Trauma in Collective Memory

By Irit Felsen, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Edelstein

This paper describes the Educators program at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City. This program reflects the unique emphasis of the Museum on the lived experience of eyewitnesses to the events of the Holocaust … Continue Reading ››

Ripples of Trauma and Resilience: Partner Relationships among Second-Generation Survivors of the Holocaust

By Eli Somer*1 and Moshe Nizri1

Many researchers assume that the continuing influences of the Holocaust on its survivors are long-term, and hypothesize that its stamp is also present in the lives of the second and third generations of Holocaust survivors (e.g., Shmotkin et al., 2011). This assumption notwithstanding, controlled … Continue Reading ››