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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Examining Intergenerational Trauma of Holocaust Survivors and Their Children

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Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Zoom
Date Wed, Sep 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration   1h

In 1979, Helen Epstein published Children of the Holocaust, one of the first books to examine the intergenerational transmission of trauma from Holocaust survivors to their children. In the four decades since its publication, Epstein has published 11 additional books (including Franci’s War, a memoir of her mother’s life, in 2020) and has served as a leading voice among descendants of survivors. She is also active in Holocaust memorialization work in the Czech Republic, where her family is from. As Holocaust survivors get older and their descendants assume the mantle of Holocaust memory, the issues raised by Epstein’s work are taking on new and important meanings.

Helen Epstein will be interviewed by Second Generation Holocaust Survivors Tobi Cooper and Sandy Lessig.

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