Holocaust Survivors and Immigrants: Late Life Adaptations by Boaz Kahana

By Boaz Kahana

Based on a different examine learn, this quantity examines the later existence improvement of Holocaust survivors from Israel and the U.S. via systematic interviews, the authors -- famous researchers and clinicians -- amassed facts concerning the lives of those survivors and the way they in comparison to friends who didn't percentage this event. The orientation of the ebook synthesizes numerous conceptual methods â€" gerontological and existence span improvement, rigidity examine, and traumatology, and likewise displays the various disciplines of the authors, spanning psychology, social paintings, and sociology. the result's a multi-faceted view in their topic with an knowing of the person, society, and the interplay of the 2, tempered via the authors; personal Holocaust stories. Chapters conceal various parts together with tension and coping of those survivors, reports in their heath and psychological future health, an exam in their social integration, in addition to a evaluation of the a number of predictors of mental health and variation to getting older. This publication may be of curiosity to psychologists, social staff, sociologists, psychiatrists and all those that learn either trauma and aging.

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There was rarely enough food, and Jews were publicly demeaned and beaten without provocation. In addition, Jews were often made to work long hours for the Germans, without pay. In other words, the ghetto only intensified German anti-Semitic actions and feelings, while undermining Jewish control (Morrison, 2000). Our respondent describes the fear her family felt while living in the ghetto: “They took away our business. Our parents were afraid to leave us. We were sent to a smaller town and placed there in a ghetto.

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When I thought all was quiet I got up and started to walk, and the Germans heard my footsteps and I ran back to the same place and lay down again. Somehow they didn’t see me with the flashlight and I made sure to lay there awhile. Then I got up and walked back to the house and went upstairs and everybody was gone. The house was like ransacked, everything over the floor. Out of 100 neighbors, five survived. ” DISPLACEMENT AND GHETTO LIFE Most of the Polish respondents report that displacement from their homes began around 1940.

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