If you are a Holocaust survivor with a grandchild and you seek to fulfill the awesome responsibility of perpetuating the memory of The Six Million, you face a great conflict and challenge. You cannot only discuss the Holocaust in the abstract but, rather, you need to share the … Continue Reading ››
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 ››
By Betyna Bock
Nora at the Fruit Shop
you worked in the vegetable garden
and stole fruit and vegetables.
You defied death
by disregarding the rules
and hiding them in your lumber jacket
while the Czech police weren’t looking.
Now sixty years later
in your smart red blazer
and pleated floral skirt
you breeze past the sign
DO NOT TOUCH THE FRUIT.
You give the purple plums
a … Continue Reading ››
The Jewish Federations of North America Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care
December 29, 2017
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (2014), “individual trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an … Continue Reading ››
Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home
Co-ordinator Holocaust Awareness Program
The Sydney Jewish Museum
How does one transmit the history of the Holocaust, of the traumatic life-long effects of the Holocaust on its survivors and its child survivors and also teach of the trans-generational transmission of that trauma on the descendants of the Holocaust?
In fact, how … Continue Reading ››
By Emily Kaplan
Through the musical offerings at our monthly Café Europa social luncheon events, our Holocaust Survivor Support team quickly realized that music holds a special place in survivors’ hearts. Looking around the room when a performer plays Broadway tunes or sings Jewish music in Hebrew or Yiddish, it is easy to see the … Continue Reading ››
This paper suggests that elderly trauma survivors are at elevated risk for re-traumatization in medical and long-term care settings. Findings from recent research in neuro-affective social cognitions are integrated with data about disparities in medical healthcare and with seminal insights from social psychology. The discussion of these various findings and their implications … Continue Reading ››
Clinical, Policy, and Programmatic Implications
Group Project for Holocaust Survivors and their Children, NY, USA
Fran H. Norris
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, USA
This study was supported by grants from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the Anti-Defamation League and Richard Rockefeller, M.D. The authors wish … Continue Reading ››