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Holocaust Survivors and Aging

Holocaust Survivors and Aging

by STEPHANIE ERICKSON
Contributor

The survivors of the Holocaust – those from Auschwitz and other camps – are now seniors.

The average age of a survivor is 83 years old so we can assume that many require the care and support of their families and the community. Because of their traumatic early years, aging can present unique challenges for survivors and for those who care for them. This week’s guest, Myra Giberovitch, Genocidal Trauma Specialist and daughter of a survivor, describes how experiencing the Holocaust can lead to unique perceptions, behaviours and emotional responses to aging. Learn more about Myra Giverovitch and her work on TedxMontreal.

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