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Presentation at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, July 4-5, 2017

At a workshop being held July 4-5 at Yad Vashem ( in Jerusalem, I will present a talk, together with Danny Brom, Ph.D., entitled “Child Survivors Communicating About Their Holocaust Experiences: The Early Post-War Years”.

The event, made possible with generous support of the Gutwirth Family fund, will bring together an international group of Holocaust researchers to discuss a joint study about the experiences of child survivors of the Holocaust around the globe.

Some of the topics addressed will include the search for children in the postwar period, addressed by Verena Buser from the Free University of Berlin, Germany; the return and retrieval of Jewish children from convents in France, by Eliot Nidam Orvieto, from Yad Vashem, Israel; the re-construction of families after the war will be presented by Adara Goldberg from the Hebrew University and the post-war reception and adoption of war orphans will be addressed by Beth Cohen, from California State University, Northridge, USA.

Additional topics will include the postwar education and “re-judaization” of children in France, to be presented by Sarah Wobick-Segev from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the education of youth in the DP camps, to be presented by Avinoam Patt, from the University of Hartford, CT, USA, and health care services for Jewish children in the American Zone of Occupation in Germany in the years following the war.

                  Irit Felsen

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