Tag | Intergenerational transmission

First Meeting of the 2GNYC “Growing Up in the Shadow of the Holocaust”: Discussion Group for Children of Holocaust Survivors

Presentation Date: 04/07/19
Location: Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University, located at 7 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003

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This coming Sunday will be the first meeting of a new Discussion Group for Children of Holocaust Survivors in Manhattan. Now that I have become a resident of Manhattan, I… READ MORE>>

I Am Starting to Facilitate A New Second Generation Group in Manhattan

Children of Holocaust Survivors have grown up in families that were different from other families. Our parents were very different from one another, they came from different countries, backgrounds, and families, but they all survived inconceivable catastrophic experiences and shared certain characteristics as a result of such traumatic histories. What our parents experienced before we were born impacted the way… READ MORE>>

Teaching an Intensive Seminar at Haifa University Holocaust Studies Program

I am honored to have been invited to teach at the Haifa University Holocaust Studies Program in Israel, an interdisciplinary MA program. I am looking forward to spending three intense and fascinating days between March 3-5 with an international group of students and esteemed colleagues who will discuss their empirical findings and their views on the effects of intergenerational transmission… READ MORE>>

My Paper Entitled “Parental Trauma and Adult Sibling Relationships in Holocaust Survivor Families” was Accepted for Publication in the Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychology and is now Posted Below

The paper discusses observations from encounters with adult children of Holocaust survivors suggesting accentuated differences among adult siblings in their respective roles within the family of origin, as well as in the siblings’ general adaptation styles. These dissimilarities are often accompanied by a negative quality of the relationships between the siblings and mutual resentments that can escalate to complete cutoffs…. READ MORE>>

Historical Trauma: The Intergenerational Transmission of Suffering

An interesting article (click this link) about the way in which famine, wars, slavery and persecution affect the descendants of those who were persecuted. Interestingly, this paper focuses primarily on non-Jewish populations that were exposed to traumatic conditions and on the effects that were passed down the generations in such groups.                Irit Felsen

Presentation at Annual Bill Lane Social Work Disaster Response Conference, Mar. 22 at Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx

On Thursday March 22, I will be making a presentation entitled “Intergenerational Transmission of Mass Trauma” at the Annual Bill Lane Social Work Disaster Response Conference, hosted at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. The program is free of change, and has been approved for 3 Continuing Education contact hour credits for licensed social workers in NY. For further information… READ MORE>>

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