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Registration Update: A Webinar for Descendants of Holocaust Survivors, Sponsored by the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto (Open to 2G)

I received a number of inquiries about how to register for this Webinar.  The Registration form is now available online, and can be reached by clicking on this link:


On May 19, I will be giving an online Webinar for descendants of Holocaust survivors, organized by the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in Toronto, Canada. This online webinar will include a presentation by me and an opportunity for interactive Q&A, surrounding the current Covid-19 pandemic and the experiences of descendants of the Holocaust in response to it.

As we know from the large body of empirical studies that examined many developmental stages and transitions in the life of the second generation, and from the more recently accumulating studies of the third generation in Holocaust families, our legacy has added unique layers to the way we subjectively navigate every one of these important phases in life. We view and respond to many issues also from the perspective of knowledge of the catastrophe that was possible, that happened, and all that it showed about the perils of prejudice and discrimination, and the fragility of civilized behavior under certain conditions.  It is also important to remember that descendants of Holocaust survivors have a different perspective that offers a framework of resilience and hope, which we bring to bear on personal and collective traumatic situations. Covid-19 is a completely new type of disaster, which brought about a novel kind of global danger, and, as protective measures, the hitherto unknown phenomena of social distancing have been mobilized, creating a host of new realities.

This presentation will address the various ways in which the legacy of the Holocaust might influence the responses of descendants of survivors to the Covid-19 crisis. The program is free and open to descendants of Holocaust survivors (2G) and their partners. Registration is required. More information, including how to register, can be found by clicking on the image below.

Irit Felsen


  1. Hannah Levinsky-Koevary says

    I just registered for your blog yesterday–which was confirmed–and left a “reply”, which I’m not sure was received. I’d like to know if your webinar will be available at a later date for those who live in Israel or in other time zones. I’d love to take part, but the time it takes place is not possible for me. Thank you for this opportunity.
    All the best,

    • Irit Felsen, Ph.D. says

      Hi Hannah,
      Thank you for your msg and your interest in the webinar. It will be available in a recording later. I will post the info to my blog once it is available.

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