Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 15–31 | Cite as

Holocaust Survivors in Hasidic and ultra-Orthodox Jewish populations

  • Lloyd M. Siegel


This article reports on Holocaust survivorship amongst Hasidim and ultra-Orthodox groups. The role of the social and religious set in organizing response to the Holocaust is traced. Unique dream phenomena in this group, with brief clinical vignettes, is provided. Often recurring clinical syndromes in the Hasidic Survivor population are discussed. A detailed case history with 'a strategic therapeutic approach is provided, and other treatment considerations are explored. The response possibilities of the system memory in traumatized individuals are outlined, and the centrality of activity-passivity conflicts in Survivors is noted.


Public Health Social Psychology Therapeutic Approach Case History System Memory 
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© Human Sciences Press 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lloyd M. Siegel
    • 1
  1. 1.New York

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