"The impact of the absence and loss of grandparents for the Second Generation of Holocaust Survivors"
Rosie Potaznik Address
Rosie Potaznik addressed our May meeting about "The Impact of the absence and loss of grandparents for the Second Generation of Holocaust Survivors.". We thank Rose for presenting an interesting and thought provoking talk. Question time highlighted the divergent views of those in attendance which made for a stimulating evening. Some of the points to emerge included:
The impact of the loss of grandparents does not manifest itself until later in life.
There is a parallel between adoptees who are looking for their roots and Second Generation children who have not known their grandparents and who have frequently grown up without more senior role models.
Second Generation individuals are like a tree without roots.
Frequently female Holocaust survivors overwhelm their children with love and are overprotective.