Never Forget: Holocaust Survivors Contend with New Memories from Traumatic Past

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An estimated 200,000 Holocaust survivors are still living. Many were only children during the Nazi terror.

Michael and Ilana Krauss

Michael and Ilana Krauss

Today, the world relies on their memories as testimony against genocide. But for survivors themselves, memory can also represent a present danger. They fear memory loss….as many elderly do….. but they also risk becoming overwhelmed by the memories they’ve worked so hard to control. ¬†(Aired WFCR, 4/19/12)


This report was produced in collaboration with Vox Tablet, the weekly podcast of

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