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ERIC Number: ED435899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-25
Pages: 26
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Working with Trauma Survivors: Lessons from Survivors of the Holocaust and Opportunities for Building Understanding about the Challenges to Gaining Global Peace?
Schatz, Mona S.
Millions of people were exterminated by the Nazi government during World War II because of genetic makeup, cultural heritage, religion, or physical disability. Rationalized by the Nazi's leadership as a method to achieve a "pure" and "perfect" race, the uncovering of the Holocaust to those outside German-occupied areas came as a shock at the end of World War II. Teaching about the Holocaust in schools of social work provides educators and students with a contemporary situation where students can examine issues of social morality, consequences of war, and other types of sanctioned social violence. Students can examine global issues of social justice, ethic (nationalistic) hatred cycles, and religious tolerance. From research, social workers and psychotherapists can also learn about the psychosocial effects of severe trauma experienced by survivors of the Holocaust and the impacts to second and third generation children of survivors and children of perpetrators. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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