ERIC Number: ED191598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Sharing the Holocaust Experience: A Comparison of Communication Patterns in Two Groups of Survivors.
Kav-Venaki, Sophie; And Others
This study focuses on the communication patterns (that is, talking of individual experiences and knowledge of other's experiences) of Holocaust related issues in the families of survivors and investigates the consequences of these patterns as reflected in the descendants' knowledge about the Holocaust and their attitudes toward its survivors. A comparision was made between 15 families whose parents were imprisioned in a concentration camp, and 15 families whose parents were involved in active resistance during World War 2. Both parents and first-born children were interviewed by means of a structured interview. The results indicate that communication on Holocaust related issues is more acceptable in families of ex-partisans. Children of ex-partisans have more knowledge about the Holocaust and express more positive attitudes toward the survivors. The implications of these findings for the understanding of the psychological consequences of massive psychic traumas are discussed. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Holocaust; Israel; Traumas
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the International Congress on Early Childhood Education (Tel Aviv, Israel, January 6-10, 1980).