In Jerusalem

Dignity restored

AMCHA adapts its services for Holocaust survivors to make them feel less alone

Jerusalem AMCHA members pose for ‘In Jerusalem.’
Photo by: Benji Rosen
For years after the Holocaust, a conspiracy of silence prevailed. While the genocide and the wartime atrocities were overwhelmingly condemned and publicized, much of the world avoided the more than a million survivors and their enduring pain.

Psychologists even avoided discussing it with their survivor-patients because it provoked not only their patients’ nightmares, but also their own fears. It wasn’t uncommon for a psychologist to admit he completely shied away from the Holocaust.

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