LJLA Learning with Dr Daniel Heller – Mental Health in the Shadow of the Holocaust
The Lamm Jewish Library of Australia proudly presents a lecture by Dr Daniel Heller, Kronhill Senior Lecturer in East European Jewish History at Monash University’s Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation.
Hear about the mental health struggles of Holocaust survivors in Europe’s displaced persons camps. This event promises to be an illuminating exploration of the survivors’ resilience and the challenges they faced in their journey towards recovery. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights into this important chapter of history.
ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AND THE HOLOCAUST:
Holocaust survivors often experience long-lasting and severe mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and survivor’s guilt. Many survivors also struggle with trust and attachment issues, which can make it difficult to form close relationships or seek help. These psychological scars can be passed down to future generations as well, as the trauma can affect the survivor’s children and grandchildren.
ABOUT DR DANIEL HELLER:
Heller is the Kronhill Senior Lecturer in East European Jewish History at Monash University’s Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation.