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- DescriptionBy the early 1990s, four thousand Jews remained in Poland, a startling figure considering 3.25 million Jews lived there at the start of World War II. Indeed, of all the horrors of the Holocaust, Polish Jewry suffered the worst fate. But miraculously, the Jewish community in Poland has been experiencing a rebirth over the past decade. The Jewish population there is w estimated at twenty thousand. This increase is t due to immigration, but to the surfacing of secrets, family truths that have been buried since the early days of the Holocaust, when many Jews hid their identity, their religion, and their heritage in order to survive. Vera Muller-Paisner, a psychoanalyst who specializes in the transmission of trauma, became interested in this hidden legacy of the Holocaust and traveled to Poland to investigate this phemen and understand the impact it had on both the individual and family. She had many questions. What happens when these long-held secretshidden from spouses and childrenare finally revealed? What is it like to consider yourself a part of us one day, only to discover the next you're really one of them ? How do you cope? What becomes of your identity? She found such questions to be especially salient given Poland's anti-Semitic past and present. Herself a daughter of Jewish Holocaust survivors from Poland, Muller-Paisner was uniquely qualified to undertake this exploration. She relates her experiencesand the answers she foundin this compelling volume. Many of her findings come directly from support groups she initiated in Warsaw for Gentiles who had recently discovered their Jewish roots. The stories she shares from her interviews and group sessions are both heartbreaking and heartwarming, offering us a glimpse into the lives of those who discover. And like those she went to help, she has struggled with her family's own hidden secrets. She speaks candidly about this and her internal dilemma about setting foot in a land that violently took so many members of her own family.
- Author Biography<b>Vera Muller-Paisner</b> is a psychoanalyst and former research consultant for the International Study Group for Trauma, Violence and Genocide at Yale University School of Medicine.
- Author(s)Vera Muller-Paisner
- PublisherPitchstone Publishing
- Date of Publication01/09/2005
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPitchstone Publishing
- Weight372 g
- Width162 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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