19 2020

How Descendants of Holocaust Survivors Experience the Current Pandemic

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Hosted by the Neuberger Online - Information Provided Upon Registration

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How Descendants of Holocaust Survivors are Experiencing the Current Pandemic: A Dialogue for Descendants Webinar

Join renowned clinical psychologist and expert on trauma Dr. Irit Felsen for this Neuberger online webinar to explore the experiences of descendants of survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Dr. Felsen has worked extensively on inherited trauma in her professional practice and research. Children of Holocaust survivors often experience significant life events differently from their peers, in a way that is coloured by their unique legacy. Such sensitivity might be currently exacerbated as we collectively live through an unprecedented pandemic with many potential reminders and connections to the trauma of the Holocaust. This program focuses on articulating the multiple possible reactions of descendants of survivors to the pandemic, aims to increase understanding and enhance resilient coping during this complex time.

Irit Felsen, PhD, is Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Dept of Psychology and at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, and a clinical psychologist with a special focus on Holocaust survivors and their families.

Additional Information: This free program is open to descendants of Holocaust survivors (2G) and their partners. Registration required using the below form. Webinar link will be provided after registration.

Hosted by: Dara Solomon, Executive Director, Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre