Overcoming Victimhood: A Case Study on the Extended Traumatic Effects of a Holocaust Childhood

By Sara Botwinick

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 2006

Based on the textual analysis of an in-depth interview, this article looks at a child survivor's struggle with the compounded effects of childhood and Holocaust trauma as she approaches old age. Whereas this survivor was highly functional during midlife, she is in danger of being depleted of internal and external sources of nurturance at this stage in her life. To overcome her victimization, a treatment strategy is developed to rekindle her resilience and facilitate her exploration of her religious roots in conjunction with her emotional ties to her father.

Topic: Health and Healing, Aging, Elderly

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 81, No. 3-4

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Genre: Article

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Botwinick, Sara. Overcoming Victimhood: A Case Study on the Extended Traumatic Effects of a Holocaust Childhood. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 2006: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1067


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