The Vanished Communal Heritage of Holocaust Survivors: Its Impact on Survivors and their Children
Publication Date: June 1999
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): Carla Lessing
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 75-4
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Trauma; Social Services; Elderly
Coverage: United States
Holocaust survivors lost not just their families but they also lost their religious, social, and family traditions; their communities; and a rich cultural heritage. They suffered a complete break with their pre-Holocaust lives and thus lost the basic sense of security, belonging, and identity their communities had provided. Ancillary therapeutic modalities have demonstrated to be therapeutic and restorative.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.75 no.4, Summer 1999.