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Child Survivors of the Holocaust
     

Child Survivors of the Holocaust

by Paul Valent, Thomas Keneally (Foreword by)
 

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At the end of the Second World War approximately 1.5 million Jewish children had been killed by the Nazis. In this book, ten child survivors tell their stories. Paul Valent, himself a child survivor and psychiatrist, explores with profound analytical insight the deepest memories of those survivors he interviewed. Their experiences range from living in hiding to

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At the end of the Second World War approximately 1.5 million Jewish children had been killed by the Nazis. In this book, ten child survivors tell their stories. Paul Valent, himself a child survivor and psychiatrist, explores with profound analytical insight the deepest memories of those survivors he interviewed. Their experiences range from living in hiding to physical and sexual abuse. Child Survivors of the Holocaust preserves and integrates the personal narratives and the therapist's perspective in an amazing chronicle. The stories in this book contribute to questions concerning the roots of morality, memory, resilience, and specifc scientific queries of the origins of psychosomatic symptoms, psychiatric illness, and trans-generational transmission of trauma. Child Survivors of the Holocaust speaks to the trauma facing contemporary child victims of abuse worldwide through past narratives of the Holocaust.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415933353
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Born in Bratislava (now Slovakia) in 1938, Paul Valent survived the Holocaust mainly hidden in Hungary. In 1949, he and his family emigrated to Australia where he later studied medicine and psychiatry. Today, he is a respected psychiatrist and one of the founding traumatologists in Australia. Dr. Valent has treated Holocaust survivors - adults, children, and many second generation survivors, as well as survivors from many other traumas. In 1990, he founded the Child Survivors of the Holocaust griup in Melbourne.

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