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Presentation to Toronto Daughters of Holocaust survivors: Tomorrow at 7:30 pm via Zoom

Presentation Date: 02/11/21
Location: Zoom (Toronto)

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I am honored to be have been invited by Esther Michaels and Ellen Goldstein to speak tomorrow to the Toronto Daughters of Holocaust Survivors. The presentation will be in webinar format followed by an opportunity for Q&A.

Research has shown that there is great variability among Holocaust survivors and similarly, a great variability among their children, the so-called second generation. Yet there are certain characteristics and patterns that are common among the children of survivors, and despite many differences, there is a certain understanding that is based on the unique legacy we share. Holocaust survivors and their children show unique vulnerabilities and strengths which co-exist and are in fact, the two sides of the same coin. In some ways, they are extremely adaptive and useful, and at other times, or in another context, the very same trait can be a liability. Despite having grown up within the same family, there are also often differences between daughters and sons in families of survivors. This presentation will focus on the strengths and vulnerabilities of daughters of survivors in particular, and on another little-discussed issue, the complex relationships among adult siblings in Holocaust families.

To register for tomorrow evening’s event, click on the image below.  I hope to see you there!

Irit Felsen


  1. Thank you very, very much for this! Is there a transcript or video? I’d love to see it again – there was so much to relate to and absorb!

    • Irit Felsen, Ph.D. says

      Hi Ruth,
      Thank you for your interest in my lecture, and apologies for
      the fact that I missed your email earlier. The lecture can be
      listened to on youtube, at :

      I wish you all the best and Happy Passover, soon!


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