The Coronavirus Pandemic and Holocaust Survivors in Israel

Ella Cohn-Schwartz, Doron Sagi, Norm O'Rourke, Yaacov G. Bachner

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Holocaust survivors in Israel and abroad appear to be especially vulnerable to COVID-19 because of their early life history, advanced age, and associated health conditions. And although some survivors may experience retraumatization because of the pandemic, others appear to be especially resilient. We encourage a strength-based approach when working with survivors to foster resilience and effective coping in this uncertain time.

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  • Coronavirus
  • Holocaust
  • Older adults


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