Post-traumatic growth among Holocaust survivors: is it possible?

Schwartz, Kimberley (2015) Post-traumatic growth among Holocaust survivors: is it possible? [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Within the world of psychological and mental health research, the field of post-traumatic growth has gained a louder voice, especially within the field of trauma and extreme trauma. This research paper shall explore the themes of post-traumatic growth amongst four Holocaust survivors who, out of all the camps and ghettos they were taken to, spent the most amount of time in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Using interpretative phenomenological approach (IPA), this paper identifies three domains of themes that emerged within all the narratives, which will be analysed further to identify their potential contribution to post-traumatic growth. This research will allow insight into the understanding of Holocaust trauma, and under what conditions it has thwarted or allowed post-traumatic growth to occur, seventy years later.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: Gigg, Diane
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2015 10:19
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2016 08:52

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