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REMINDER: Second Session of Three Part Series for Children of Holocaust Survivors This Wednesday (Dec. 20)

Hello all,

A reminder that the second session of my three-part series of presentations for children of Holocaust Survivors will take place this week, on Wednesday December 20.  More information can be found from my original bloc past at this link, and which I also copy below.



Dear Friends,

Previous research has shown that children of Holocaust survivors have unique vulnerabilities, as well as unique resiliencies. The recent tragic events on October 7 in Israel, the continued holding of the kidnapped Israelis in Gaza, and the wave of undisguised hate and antisemitic responses across the globe that followed it, might trigger associations to the Holocaust in the adult children and descendants of survivors.

The legacy of our parents’ experiences during the Holocaust resonates today more than ever before. However, our parent’s endurance and capacity to move forward are also associated with unique resiliencies, fortitude, and adaptive coping in their children. Processing reactions and experiences during the complex events of recent times among people who share the family legacies of the Holocaust can allow a more meaningful exchange, as my research has shown with regards to our reactions to the coronavirus and the events of the year 2020 in the USA. This program will offer opportunities for interactive dialogue among participants and with the presenter.

Session 1: Navigating Unsettling Times
Wednesday, November 15, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Session 2: The Relationship Between Adult Siblings in Holocaust Families: Resentments and Cut-offs
Wednesday, December 20, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Session 3: The Intergenerational Transmission of Resilience in Children and Holocaust Survivors
Thursday, January 18, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

I will be presenting two of three lectures in this new series of meetings, followed by a third segment that will be presented by my colleague Dr. Yonit Hoffman. Participation in these online presentation is free, but you have to register ahead of time. The registration link can be found by clicking on the image below.



  1. Gloria jane Brauer says

    can’t seems to register for the 20th. tried a few ways. what to do?

    • Irit Felsen, Ph.D. * says

      There is only one way, namely clicking on the “Dorot” image at the bottom of the blog post and filling in your name and email. I just double checked, and it works fine and takes just a few seconds to fill in.

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