The Freud Museum

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16 June 2015

The Wounds Of History: Refugee Week 2015

Maya Jacobs Wallfisch in conversation with Trudy Gold

This event will begin with an excerpt of a paper written by Maya Jacobs Wallfisch entitled 'The Wounds of History', following this, Maya and Trudy Gold will be in conversation about the impact of the Holocaust on the second generation of survivors. They will discuss psychological, historical and social aspects of this experience and encourage audience contribution.

The event coincides with Refugee Week 2015 - a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary.

Maya Jacobs Wallfisch is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in private practice in London. She has a particular interest on the impact of trauma on families descendent from the Holocaust, and the different and often complex ways in which this experience is inherited, often as in a continuation of the refugee status of 'unbelonging'.

She is the co-founder of the Forum for Trans-Generational Trauma which provides workshops and therapy.

Trudy Gold is the Executive Director of Education and Holocaust Studies at the London Jewish Cultural Centre and senior lecturer in Jewish history, specialising in Holocaust Studies.  She has run courses for adults, university students and senior school students. 

Publications include: The Holocaust Explained – Academic Editor. This was launched at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and is becoming the leading students’ resource in the UK. Lessons on the Holocaust –Educational Resource – Editor in Chief - 1995. Time Chart History of Jewish Civilization – Editor in Chief - 2005

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