Holocaust memory reconstruction among bereaved parents

Keren Cohen-Louck, Yael Saka

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Many studies have examined the trauma bereaved parents experience. The current study focuses on the role that the Holocaust’s memory plays in the bereavement experience of parents who have lost a child in a terrorist attack in Israel. Forty bereaved parents were interviewed, using semistructured in-depth interviews. Bereaved parents related to the Holocaust memory as a meaningful experience in their private bereavement. The parents expressed dialectic feelings concerning their loss, personal victimization on the one hand and personal strength, and growth on the other hand. It seems that memory reconstruction of the Holocaust can be used as a coping resource.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-102
Number of pages10
JournalDeath Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - 7 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes

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