Essay on Post Liberation Of The Holocaust

873 Words Oct 29th, 2015 4 Pages
There is no particular manual to objectively describe how a person is expected react after a traumatic event and how they are supposed to adapt. Lang (2009) divulges the complexities of analyzing the Holocaust by saying, ”Since the end of those days, millions were killed, and killed irrespective of whether they had act nobly or not, selflessly or selfishly, the very effort now to judge or analyze what they did and how, to weigh against that what they might have done that they didn’t do (or might have done that they did do), seems itself a violation.” (p.113) Survivor testimonies offer victims and outlet to express their thoughts about the Holocaust and hopefully gain a sense of closure by sharing their stories. Post-liberation adaption is perplexing topic that can take various forms for survivors, but deeply parallels to refugees and victims of trauma today, by uncovering their identity after an atrocious event and the role that others play in their adaption. As much as it is attempted in popular culture to break free of labels because their negative connotations everyone has a label from something as simple as mother, father, or daughter to more complex labels like survivor. Tobi Abelsky, the survivor spotlighted in my Holocaust research due to her stories post-liberation, personifies the strength of women and the challenges faced by individuals who have to uproot their lives. Tobi discussed when she had moved to Fontana in hopes of her husband finding a job and how she…

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