Eva Fogelman, PhD Eva Fogelman, PhD

Public lecture to focus on generational impact of the Holocaust

Jewish Community Center hosts psychologist and noted author Eva Fogelman

Pulitzer Prize-nominated Eva Fogelman, PhD, a social psychologist, psychotherapist, filmmaker and author, will present "Generations After the Holocaust: Myths and Realities," on Monday, Jan. 11 in Albuquerque.

The presentation - part of the UNM Department of Psychiatry's "We Need to Talk" lecture series - is set to begin at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque, 5520 Wyoming Blvd NE. Admission is free.

Fogelman studies intergenerational consequences of historical traumas, such as those suffered by Holocaust survivors, Native Americans and African Americans. She was born in a displaced persons camp in Kassel, Germany, after World War II, and started the first therapy group for children of Holocaust survivors in 1976.

“We are honored to host Dr. Eva Fogelman, who is an internationally recognized expert on trauma related to the Holocaust,” says Caroline Bonham, MD, vice chair for community engagement at the UNM Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. “She brings compassion and wisdom to her understanding of the impact of historical trauma for survivors and their descendants.”

Fogelman is author of Pulitzer-nominated "Conscience and Courage: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust." She is also a writer and co-producer of the award-winning PBS documentary “Breaking the Silence: The Generation After the Holocaust” and a contributing producer of the Academy Award-nominated film “Liberators: Fighting World War II on Two Fronts.”

She is co-director of “Psychotherapy with Generations of the Holocaust and Related Traumas and Child Development Research, Training Institute for Mental Health” and is in private practice in New York City. Fogelman is an advisor to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and co-founded the Jewish Foundation for Christian Rescuers. Recently, Fogelman was appointed to the White House Committee for U.S. Holocaust Survivor Services at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Her presentation is made possible by the UNM Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque with support from the Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of NM. Visit the "We Need to Talk" website for more information and to register for the event.

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