"For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead." Psalms 86:13
COVID-19 has presented all of us with unexpected challenges. Holocaust survivors can be resilient, however, imagine Sara, a child Holocaust survivor who is following all the guidelines of staying safe and sheltering in place.
Sara, who was in constant fear for her life as a child; who was separated from her parents and family. She knows she is safe, there are no guns to her head now, or guards that threaten to hurt her.
Nevertheless, she is alone in her apartment, isolated… She is reliving the memories of “forced” separations from friends and family as a Survivor in her 80s.
What we have learned about trauma exposure, is that the conditions of uncertainties like COVID-19 may trigger agonizing memories and cause further psychological damage.
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