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January 11, 1995

Holocaust Survivors' Mental Health

Author Affiliations

Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, Tex New York University Medical Center New York, NY

JAMA. 1995;273(2):170-171. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03520260092043

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It would be a mistake to think that, simply because the oven fires have long been extinguished and their grisly remains have been interred, the aftermath of the Holocaust is still not an active element in the lives of many people. The box office success of Schindler's List, a penetrating and welcome portrayal of the plight of a small group of Jews destined to be survivors, not only reawakened popular interest in the Holocaust but also reopened scars in many who, unfortunately, need no movie to revive horrific recollections of their experiences.

T. L. Brink, PhD, a faculty member of Grafton Hills College and Loma Linda University, is a distinguished and experienced scientist and productive contributor to the gerontological literature. His purpose in writing this book is to "pull together chapters written by mental health professionals working with this population [aging Holocaust survivors] in Israel and the United States." A

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