Abstract - Sandra Frija

This study explores how survivor guilt, a feeling of having done wrong or failed in an obligation by surviving a traumatic event, is manifested in Holocaust Survivors who have experienced the concentrations camps and then immigrated to America. The way in which survivor guilt is related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a disorder common to those who have experienced a traumatic event, is discussed. For this purpose, scholarly literature and various memoirs written by Holocaust survivors who eventually settled in America were examined.

The analysis reveals that Survivor Guilt is a common manifestation of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among Holocaust survivors who experienced concentration camps and eventually settled in America.


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