Tag | Second Generation

Increased Empathy and Helping Behavior Toward the Mother in Daughters of Holocaust Survivors

A new study by Sarit Alkalay, Abraham Sagi-Schwartz and Hadas Wiseman from Israel, published in the journal “Traumatology” this past July, reports interesting findings regarding daughters of (child) Holocaust survivors. The study showed that greater factual knowledge about the mother’s Holocaust experiences was associated with elevated internal feelings of empathy towards her, and also with external empathic responses toward the… READ MORE>>

2GNYC Meeting To Be Rescheduled

Apologies that, due to unforeseen circumstances, today’s 2GNYC meeting had to be cancelled at short notice.  I will post here the new schedule, once the meeting has been rescheduled for a future date. Irit Felsen

Free Webinar Series About 2G Dealing with Loss of Their Parents

During the fall of 2018, I presented a six-part Webinar series and discussion group, entitled “Grief and Renewal After the Loss of a Holocaust Survivor“, which was sponsored by MJHS. Recordings of the six sessions are available and can be listened to online for free. More information is available by clicking on the image below, which will take you to… READ MORE>>

4th meeting, 2GNYC Discussion Group: “Growing up in the Shadow of the Holocaust”

Presentation Date: 09/08/19
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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The next meeting of the group will take place as scheduled, next Sunday, September 8th from 2-4pm at the NYU Bronfman Center, 7 East 10th Street. Hope to see you… READ MORE>>

My Recently Published Paper on Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma

I am happy to share my most recent paper, entitled “Patient and Psychotherapist Meeting in Shared Intergenerational Transmission of Genocidal Trauma”, which has been published this past month by the journal Psychoanalysis, Self and Context in its online version and will appear in the hard copy issue in the spring. You can download a copy of the accepted version of… READ MORE>>

Today: A Very Moving All-Day 2GNYC Event for Children and Descendants of Survivors

Thank you to all who joined us for a truly moving day today at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, to the Museum Director, Jack Kliger who honored us with his presence, and to Jerome Kowalski who so graciously presented the speakers and made sure everything moved along smoothly. It was immensely moving to have the five elderly survivors light candles… READ MORE>>

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