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The 2022 WF Conference in St Louis was a great success!

Posted on November 19, 2022

    After 2 long years, the community gathered together, 4 generations strong, for an in-person conference.  Memories, tears, insights, joy, and dances were shared, longtime connections renewed and new made.  

The Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine 7.24.2022

Posted on August 7, 2022

Jonathan Ornstein, executive director of the Jewish Community Centre of Krakow, and Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland, speak with members of the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. To watch the 80 minute video:  

Helen Epstein: Drawing on the Past to Meet the Crises of the Present

Posted on April 12, 2022

Helen Epstein, author of the groundbreaking Children of the Holocaust speaks with the WF 4.10.2022.  The topic is  “Drawing on the past to meet the crises of our present.” She  speaks about how her parents’ experiences during the Holocaust were role models for her as she faced Covid-19 and cancer and discusses how similar coping Continue Reading »

Humanitarian Crises in Ukraine

Posted on March 25, 2022

The World Federation of Jewish Holocaust Survivors & Descendants (WFJHS&D) is deeply concerned about the humanitarian crisis now occurring in Ukraine. As survivors, and children and grandchildren of survivors of the Holocaust, we are horrified about the terrible tragedy and the suffering now occurring to the Ukrainian people. We support the humanitarian efforts to protect Continue Reading »

Dr. Irit Felsen Speaks to the WF

Posted on November 16, 2021

Dr. Irit Felsen speaks on Generations of Holocaust Survivors and “How the Holocaust affects us and why our gatherings mean so much to us” The talk, 1.5 hours, followed by a discussion with participants, took place in the ether, on zoom on November 7, 2021. To watch, click here        

November 7, 2021 event! How the Holocaust Impacts on Our Lives Today and Why Our Gatherings Mean So Much To Us

Posted on November 2, 2021

We miss seeing everyone and have decided to present virtual programs to keep in touch until we can meet again in person. Our first program will be How the Holocaust Impacts on Our Lives Today and Why Our Gatherings Mean So Much To Us We will hear from Dr. Irit Felsen, a clinical psychologist specializing Continue Reading »

The World Federation at Liberation 75

Posted on May 10, 2021

Liberation75 has launched their library of events held as part of the virtual conference May 4-9, 2021 and you can watch the World Federation session here.

Michael Berenbaum “Making Sense of This Moment in Time”

Posted on February 21, 2021

In the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants’ first virtual event, Michael Berenbaum speaks on current events to World Federation members on January 17, 2021. This event may now be viewed online here

Holocaust Families – What we Learned from Elie Wiesel Online Discussion

Posted on December 3, 2020

Dr. Robert Krell, a speaker at several WF Conferences, participated in an online presentation: Holocaust Families – What we Learned from Elie Wiesel A conversation with Dr. Robert Krell, child Holocaust survivor and psychiatrist specializing in treating trauma in Holocaust survivor families, and Howard Reich, author of ‘The Art of Inventing Hope: Intimate Conversations with Continue Reading »

New Book by Child Survivor Philipp Sonntag

Posted on January 19, 2020

How do  “Child Survivors Germany” cope with antisemitism and other challenges, since 1945 and even beyond 2020? There is a new book available in English language: Philipp Sonntag: Forever Alert – German Child Survivors in Action Before 1945 and Beyond 2019. Beggerow Verlag, Berlin, October 2019; 240 pages. This book is Volume V of the Continue Reading »

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