Leveraging Holocaust guilt into meaning
Psychologist Erika Landau turned her experience as a Holocaust survivor into a method for encouraging creativity in children. She died last week at 81.
During the Yom Kippur War psychologist Erika Landau entered a room in a hospital that was treating the wounded. She had been asked to treat a young man who had been lying for three days with his eyes open, motionless and apathetic. "All I was told was that he was the only survivor from a tank that exploded; I racked my brain for something to say," she later wrote. "'Do you...
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