Topic: social services

Looking Back, Being Here and Glimpsing at the Future: Eleven Years in the Life of a Group of Women Survivors, Under the Auspices of AMCHA

by Aviva Lion

Introduction

In March 2003, I arrived on the doorstep of Yoram Amit, director of Amcha in Rehovot. In a very unimposing office, here was the person who would introduce me to the fact that I was a Holocaust survivor. The facts about my life and the Holocaust I knew – but … Continue Reading ››

Scars of the Past – Group Work with Holocaust Survivors and Descendants

By Halina Rosenkranz, M.S. Holocaust Program—Group Facilitator Westchester Jewish Community Services 141 N. Central Avenue Hartsdale, New York "We’re supposed to feel sorry for the children of Nazis; who feels sorry for us? They have the choice of hating their families—our families are dead. We have no choice!” The above statement was made during a discussion following the … Continue Reading ››

DO WE HAVE FOCUS? – Supporting Holocaust Survivor Guides and Volunteers at The Sydney Jewish Museum

By Renee Symonds BA Dip. Ed., MA Psych. and Rony Bognar

Abstract

This paper discusses the creation and development of the Survivor Focus Group at the Sydney Jewish Museum (Sydney, Australia). It lists the reasons for its initiation, as well as its development over an eight year period (See Appendix B). … Continue Reading ››

“Food & Love” – On the Role of the “Coordinator of Services for Holocaust survivors” at the Loewenstein Hospital Rehabilitation Center in Israel

by Naomi Shacham, MSW

"And I was hungry For food And for love I was hungry To feel what it is like to belong to someone I was hungry" (Wilhelmina, 2004)

The poem above, written by an aging Holocaust Survivor, reflects the multi-faceted nature of the role of coordinator of services for hospitalized Holocaust survivors at the Loewenstein … 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 ››