Can Holocaust trauma be inherited? Temple Isaiah of Great Neck will explore this thought-provoking new theory in a lecture presentation on Monday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Psychologists have long known that the profound legacy of loss and suffering experienced by Holocaust survivors deeply affects their children. Now biologists are saying that genetics can play an even larger role in transmitting this trauma to the next generation.
Linda Burghardt, PhD, a member of Temple Isaiah and scholar-in-residence at the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center, will present a talk on these new scientific discoveries entitled, Can Holocaust Trauma Be Inherited? The Complex Genetic Legacy of the Second Generation. Dr. Burghardt will describe the science behind these claims and explain how this genetic legacy can have far-reaching consequences for the children
of survivors—and their offspring.
Temple Isaiah is located at 1 Chelsea Place, off Cutter Mill Road. A $10 donation is requested, and coffee and cake will be served. For further information, call 516-487-5373.