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Memorial Candles: Children of the Holocaust

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As the children of Holocaust survivors reach adulthood they often need professional help in establishing a new identity and self-esteem because, during their childhood, their parents have unconsciously transmitted to them so much of their own trauma, investing them with all their memories and hopes, so that they become the living memorial candles of the title. Memorial Can ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 22nd 1992 by Routledge (first published 1992)
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Maura Finlay
Aug 21, 2016 Maura Finlay rated it did not like it
As a Holocaust researcher working on a MA I have to say I find this book utterly appalling. Way to stereotype every single 2nd and 3rd generation Holocaust as being psychologically damaged somehow. You would be much better off looking at more recent studies on psychological effects which disprove a lot she as written. I can honestly say reading this book has made me depressed and it was a drudge to read.
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