Topic: hidden children

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 ››

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 ››

Soviet Jewish Child Survivors

Identity and Resilience After Long Silence

By 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 ››

Holocaust Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Aging Child Holocaust Survivors of Sexual Abuse

By Carla Lessing LCSW Presented at the Selfhelp Conference in New York on March 29, 2011. The goal of this presentation is that we, the mental health professionals and caretakers of the now elderly victims, will be alert to the possibility that the aging former hidden children, men, … Continue Reading ››