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Impact of Trauma from Generation to Generation

December 3, 2020 - December 4, 2020

Featuring Dr. Irit Felsen
Thursday and Friday, December 3 and 4

Free and Open to the Public

Dr. Felsen, herself a child of Survivors, studied in Israel, Germany and at Yale University. She is a member of the Yale Trauma Study Group, an adjunct professor at Columbia University and Yeshiva University, and the co-convener of the Trauma Working Group of the NGO Committee on Mental Health in the UN. She has published widely about survivors and about intergenerational transmission in the second generation.

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Program Details

Thursday, December 3 via Zoom

Through the Lens of the Holocaust: Trauma and Intergenerational Trauma

2G and 3G: Sharing a Unique Legacy

6:30-7:45 p.m.

8:00-9:00 p.m.

Explore the long-reaching reverberations of mass trauma influencing the individual survivor, spouses and children born years after trauma ends.

An interactive session focused on the struggles and unique resiliencies related to being a child or grandchild of Holocaust survivors. Limited to 20 participants.

Friday, December 4 via Zoom

Historical and Intergenerational Trauma

Family Dynamics and Difficult Issues in Treating Holocaust Families

Presentation 9:00-10:30 a.m., Panel 10:45-11:45 a.m.

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Exploration of the processes involved in transmission of historical trauma among African-American, Indigenous, refugee and immigrant populations. Panelists will discuss their own experiences with the impact of historical trauma on second, third and in some cases many generations-long transmissions of trauma. 2.5 free CEUs.

A discussion of specific issues that complicate relationships among family members as well as with healthcare providers working with Holocaust families. One free CEU.


December 3, 2020
December 4, 2020