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Psychosocial Effects of the Holocaust on Aging Survivors and Their Families

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Publication Date: June 1984

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Lucy Y. Steinitz

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 60: 4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Population and demographics (Older people)
Social conditions (Psychology)

Keywords: Mental Health; Trauma; Elderly

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Some clinicians argue that the traditional views of psychological health and illness should not be applied to aged Holocaust survivors. They place survivors in a special category of people who, having challenged the void and asserted the positive presence of life after the Holocaust, render meaningless any conventional judgments of "good" or "bad" psychological adjustment.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 60: 4.