Family involvement and Holocaust salience among offspring and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors

Yuval Palgi, Amit Shrira, Menachem Ben-Ezra

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Abstract

The present research focuses on family involvement reported by offspring and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors (OHS and GHS, respectively). Study 1 included a convenience sample of 75 participants, divided into 2 groups (36 OHS and 39 comparisons). Study 2 included a convenience sample of 92 dyads of OHS and GHS. Both samples completed the Family Involvement Questionnaire and the Holocaust Salience Scale. In line with the hypotheses, Study 1 found that, relative to comparisons, OHS presented greater familial involvement. Only OHS with strong family involvement showed higher Holocaust salience than comparisons. Study 2 showed higher familial involvement among OHS as compared to GHS, and significant parent-child correlations. The results show that family involvement is related to intergenerational transmission of the trauma, especially among OHS. Yet, among OHS and GHS, parents’ and children’s family involvement were associated. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-21
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Intergenerational Relationships
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Family Involvement Questionnaire
  • Grandchildren of Holocaust survivors
  • Holocaust salience
  • Offspring of Holocaust survivors
  • Trauma transmission

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