Psychological Treatment After the Holocaust
This exhibit was the creation of an ISU student as part of a research internship. Madison Cook is a Psychology major who took an interest in the emotional health of Holocaust survivors who had been reintroduced to society. She sought to create a display describing the ways that Holocaust survivors were psychologically treated; what she found was that many were, in fact, not treated at all. Those who were treated told of a variety of different experiences, some of them shocking and others that reflect the techniques used by modern psychologists. In this exhibit, Madison hoped to encapsulate the many different mental health encounters a Holocaust survivor may have dealt with in the years following their liberation.
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Dimensions in Testimony Interactive Theater:
Gutter, Pinchas. "Pinchas Gutter." Dimensions in Testimony, CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Accessed 27 September 2023.
Kor, Eva. "Eva Kor." Dimensions in Testimony, CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Accessed 27 September 2023.
“Holocaust survivors show researchers the lifelong impact of trauma” - https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/impact-of-trauma/102374/
“Searching for Meaning in Chaos: Viktor Frankl’s Story” - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8763215/