Author Archives: Irit Felsen, Ph.D.

My Paper in a New Book In German: “Trauma and Psychosis”

I have just received my copy of a new book published in Germany, in the German language, entitled “Trauma and Psychosis” (“Trauma und Psychose”), and published by Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht. The relationship between traumatic experiences and psychotic illness is particularly … Continue reading

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Historical Trauma: The Intergenerational Transmission of Suffering

An interesting article (click this link) about the way in which famine, wars, slavery and persecution affect the descendants of those who were persecuted. Interestingly, this paper focuses primarily on non-Jewish populations that were exposed to traumatic conditions and on … Continue reading

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From Trauma to Rebirth: Shoa, Independence, Mourning, and Resilience

These two weeks hold three very significant days for Jewish people in Israel and elsewhere: Yom HaShoa, commemorating the devastation and the heroism of victims of the Holocaust, Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for the fallen soldiers and victims of … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Yom HaShoa, 2018

Beginning tomorrow evening (Wednesday, April 11, 2018), we will commemorate Yom HaShoa. Many survivors, like my own parents, who were in their early twenties when the war destroyed their world, are no longer with us. The number of survivors who … Continue reading

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Baneful Medicine: An exhibition considering medicine during and after the Holocaust

I would like to let all those who are in the NYC area know about an upcoming event, on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 6:00-8:30 pm, at The Great Hall of the Cooper Union (where Abraham Lincoln and Barrack Obama … Continue reading

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Michel Kichka at the United Nations On Wednesday April 11, 2018

The United Nations Department of Public Information is hosting a special multimedia event on Wednesday April 11 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event will feature Michel Kichka presenting his book entitled “Second Generation – Things I Didn’t … Continue reading

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Photos from my recent presentation at the Norman and Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service in Boca Raton, FLA

On Monday March 12, I had the honor and the pleasure of meeting with a large group of second generation. It is a unique experience to be present in the room with so many others who share the unique experience … Continue reading

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