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How is COVID-19 affecting Holocaust survivors?
Bar-Ilan University researchers examined whether exposure to specific Holocaust adversities would be related to amplified psychological reactions to COVID-19. They found that PTSD and loneliness were more prevalent among survivors who contracted infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and dysentery during the Holocaust relative to older adults who did not experience the Holocaust. Moreover, worries related to COVID-19 were more frequent among survivors who contracted infectious diseases during the Holocaust relative to other survivors or those who were not exposed to the Holocaust. (2020-09-23)

New cases of genocide often denied after Holocaust
Experiences from the Holocaust led to the international community coming together and agreeing on the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Despite this, more cases of genocide occurred during the 20th century than during any other century.Research at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that it is precisely these comparisons with the Holocaust that have often hindered intervention on the part of the international community. (2010-03-07)

Parental PTSD affects health behavior and aging among offspring of Holocaust survivors
A new study on intergenerational transmission of trauma has found evidence that Holocaust survivors suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and their adult offspring exhibit more unhealthy behavior patterns and age less successfully in comparison to survivors with no signs of PTSD or parents who did not experience the Holocaust and their offspring. (2019-01-22)

Children of Holocaust survivors more anxious about Iranian nuclear threat than their peers
As preparations are made to observe Holocaust Remembrance Day (Thursday, April 16), a new Bar-Ilan University study reveals that the adult children of Holocaust survivors are more preoccupied with the threat of a nuclear Iran than their peers whose parents are not Holocaust survivors. (2015-04-14)

Intergenerational trauma evident in offspring caring for Holocaust survivor parents
More than 70 years since the end of World War II, there are still signs of intergenerational transmission of Holocaust trauma that are manifested in the way adult offspring of Holocaust survivors care for their elderly parents, according to a new study by researchers at Bar-Ilan University. (2018-04-09)

Unspoken memories of Holocaust survivors find silent and nonpathological expression
Aspects of knowing about a parent's or grandparent's Holocaust experiences and traumas are transmitted to other members of the family through unspoken and sometimes unintentional behaviors in the home. This leads to a (2009-06-22)

Caring For The Aging Holocaust Survivor
The unique issues of caring for aging Holocaust survivors will be explored at the world's first-ever multi-disciplinary conference to be held in Toronto, Canada, at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, May 4-7, 1999. (1999-04-28)

Hebrew University professor wins prize for work on WWII and the Jews
An international prize for the best book on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust has been awarded to a Hebrew University of Jerusalem political scientist, Prof. Shlomo Aronson. (2005-10-17)

If not for the Holocaust, there could have been 32 million Jews in the world today
If it were not for the Holocaust, the number of Jews in the world would likely today be at least 26 million, and perhaps even as much as 32 million, says Prof. Sergio DellaPergola of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (2009-04-22)

Holocaust survivors with PTSD transmit negative views on aging to their adult offspring
A new study provides first evidence that negative views on aging are transmitted in families of Holocaust survivors suffering from PTSD. They view themselves as aging less successfully compared to survivors without PTSD and older adults who weren't exposed to the Holocaust. Furthermore, offspring of posttraumatic Holocaust survivors negatively perceive the aging of their parents and consequently see themselves as aging less favorably, according to Prof. Amit Shrira, of Bar-Ilan University in Israel. (2019-03-18)

Male Holocaust survivors have a longer life-expectancy
According to a recent study conducted at the University of Haifa and Leiden University that examined over 55-thousand Polish Jews who immigrated to Israel before and after World War II. (2013-07-31)

Holocaust Remembrance Day: COVID-19 changed how we remember
Educators have successfully leveraged new forms of Holocaust remembrance using social media tools. Included have been a series of memory related hashtags in use on Twitter and Facebook, ''live'' Instagram stories from memorial sites and concentration camps as well as Zoom discussions with Holocaust survivors across the globe. This transition was described by the author as particularly important because prior to Corona, many memorials objected to such means of communication out of fear that it would ''commercialize'' or even distort legitimate Holocaust memory. (2021-01-26)

A quarter of all Holocaust victims were murdered during only three months
The majority of deaths during the single largest murder campaign of the Holocaust, called Operation Reinhard, occurred during a single three-month period, a new study reveals. Not only does this study indicate that the murder rate during Operation Reinhard has previously been greatly underestimated, it also provides new insights into the profound efficiency of Nazi death camps and the systematic manner in which Jewish communities were murdered. (2019-01-02)

Project underway to preserve survivor's memories of the Holocaust in virtual form
Survivors of the Holocaust are fewer and fewer in number. But even when they have departed or are too frail to provide a warning from history by talking in person about their experiences of Nazi persecution and death camps, they will be able to survive indefinitely in virtual form, providing testimony and responding to questions from future generations. This is thanks to an important technological development from the University of Huddersfield's Professor Minhua Ma. (2016-01-04)

New study reveals biological toll on brain function of Holocaust survivors
The novel research, due to be presented at the 5th European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Congress, found that surviving the Holocaust had a life-long psychological and biological effect with grey matter reduction affecting the parts of their brain responsible for stress response, memory, motivation, emotion, learning, and behavior. (2019-06-30)

'Holocaust journeys' can cause mental health problems
A new study led by Tel Aviv University researchers finds that the Holocaust education trips Israeli high school students take to Poland every year can trigger mental health problems. (2013-08-20)

Re-evaluating the time of your life
Professor Dov Shmotkin of Tel Aviv University's recently published research reveals that people's well-being and their adaptation can be ascertained by their (2010-10-11)

Surviving -- then thriving
Modern medicine usually considers trauma -- both the physical and the psychological kinds -- as unequivocally damaging. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University are lending support to a more philosophical view of suffering, finding that trauma, however terrible, may have distinct psychological benefits. (2013-10-29)

Psychological pain of Holocaust still haunts survivors
Holocaust survivors show remarkable resilience in their day-to-day lives, but they still manifest the pain of their traumatic past in the form of various psychiatric symptoms, according to an analysis of 44 years of global psychological research. (2010-09-20)

Holocaust survivors' memories help researchers map brain circuitry for gratitude
Holocaust survivor stories collected by the USC Shoah Foundation helped a post-doctoral researcher with a series of studies on gratitude and how it functions in the brain. (2015-10-19)

Holocaust survivors had higher rates of chronic conditions, lower rates of death
Holocaust survivors had higher rates of chronic conditions but lower rates of death than a comparison group of individuals insured by the same healthcare services organization in Israel. Biological and psychosocial reasons that may help to explain the findings need more study but researchers suggest unique characteristics of resilience among Holocaust survivors and better health literacy may be among the possibilities. (2019-01-04)

Nazis and medical ethics: Context and lessons
The practice of medicine in Nazi Germany still profoundly affects modern-day medical ethics codes. To teach those lessons to the next generation of physicians, the American Medical Association and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announced a lecture series on the subject to medical schools around the country today. The collaboration between the AMA and the Holocaust Museum coincides with the Museum's special exhibition, (2004-10-13)

Study finds echoes of the Holocaust in Russia's economy, politics
Russian cities and regions whose Jewish populations bore the brunt of the Holocaust have seen lower economic growth and wages ever since, according to a detailed new analysis of seven decades of Soviet and Russian data. These same areas have also tended to resist political reform, exhibiting greater popular support for Communist candidates since the collapse of the Soviet Union. (2010-06-17)

Holocaust Edition: 'The Sources Speak'
New radio series from Bayerischer Rundfunk publicizes documents from DFG Research Project on the persecution and genocide of Jews. 16 episodes on radio and online. (2013-01-29)

Deconstructing the redemptive power of 'bearing witness'
A new comparative study finds genocidal legacies are not experienced as trauma across cultures. (2012-11-21)

Speech recognition technology will search Holocaust archives
Johns Hopkins engineers are developing an (2001-10-10)

Codex Orféo -- a personal vision of the Holocaust and its unexpectedly ecological aftermath
From world renowned author, ecologist and explorer Michael Charles Tobias comes a new and shattering novel, Codex Orféo, that contemplates and internalizes the most appalling, inexplicable tragedy in human history: the Holocaust. Tobias does so in a manner no other writer has ever envisioned. (2016-07-04)

Wordless Holocaust memories speak truths for today
The Holocaust has shaped discourse on collective, social and cultural memory, serving both as touchstone and paradigm, according to a study published this month in the journal Memory Studies, published by SAGE. (2009-05-11)

The Holocaust was not experienced in the same way by everyone
Jewish experiences of the Holocaust are complex. Swedish researcher Laura Palosuo from Uppsala University has studied the testimony of Hungarian survivors, and in her dissertation she shows that the way different people experienced the anti-Jewish legislation and the violence in the German occupied areas is linked to gender, age and social class. (2008-03-31)

Adult offspring of parents with PTSD have lower cortisol levels
A small study suggests that adults whose parents are Holocaust survivors with post-traumatic stress disorder appear to have lower average levels of the stress hormone cortisol than the adult offspring of parents without PTSD, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2007-09-03)

Not Kristallnacht but what followed that brought about 'final solution'
It is not Kristallnacht but what was decided in its wake that launched the series of especially draconian measures against the Jews of Germany, a Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor contends in a new book that has just been published in connection with the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht. (2008-11-10)

Study reveals an elevated cancer risk in Holocaust survivors
A new study indicates that survivors of the Holocaust have experienced a small but consistent increase in the risk of developing cancer. (2017-07-10)

Holocaust survivors at higher risk for all cancers
Jewish survivors of World War II who were potentially exposed to the Holocaust are at a higher risk for cancer occurrence, according to a new study published online Oct. 26 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2009-10-26)

War, genocide 'difficult knowledge' to teach younger students
University of Illinois education professor Brenda M. Trofanenko says the study of genocide and (2009-09-08)

Ground-penetrating radar reveals potential mass grave sites from the Holocaust
Researchers recently used ground penetrating radar to locate an unmarked, potential mass grave site in Lithuania, according to a new study that will be presented at The Geological Society of America's 2018 Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Sunday, 4 November. The work aims to amass evidence that points to the likely locations of mass graves from the Holocaust and, in time, award federal distinction to the areas in the form of memorials. (2018-11-05)

'The Battle for the Roads of Britain'
Professor Keith Laybourn, with Professor David Taylor, examine the coming of the car -- what it meant for British society and in particular how it was policed. '... aggressive women drivers take a fiendish delight in weaving in and out of the traffic frightening poor male drivers by their recklessness and verve...' (2015-07-28)

Kahana to receive GSA's 2011 Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award
The Gerontological Society of America -- the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging -- has chosen Eva Kahana, Ph.D., of Case Western Reserve University as the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award. (2011-08-02)

Moral choices made during the Holocaust provide lessons for today
Pictures of brutality pervade the news - Los Angeles police officers allegedly beating a suspect, American soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners, Islamic militants beheading hostages. How can people commit such horrible acts of violence toward others? (2004-07-28)

New electronic resources to strengthen Germany as a center of research
National licences provide free access to databases, digital text collections and journal archives of major academic publishers. (2006-08-25)

RUB researcher analyzes Ghetto Pension trials
In 2002 the German Bundestag passed the so-called (2012-03-02)

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