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  Support Groups

editor's note: Is your support group missing from this list? please email me with the information! Thanks! -J

Ongoing Studies

Study testing the on relationship between biological and psychological symptoms in Holocaust offspring and their parents. This is a 5-year study. Based in New York City, but also run field studies in Cleveland, OH and Montreal, Quebec. Email William Blair for more information.



Country City Name Contact Information Description
Australia Melbourne Descendants of the Shoah Inc   A second generation group in Melbourne, Australia
Austria Vienna ESRA

Tempelgasse 5 A-1020 Wien Österreich P: (++43 1) 214 90 14, F: (++43 1) 214 90 14/DW 30 or

Established in 1994, support for Holocaust survivors and their descendants regardless of their ethnic origin, religious belief or political orientation, including psychotherapy to aging issues to claims. Staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, physicians and nurses.
Canada Toronto "Aging Parents: Aging Children" A Group for Adult Children of Holocaust Survivors Wagman Centre, 55 Ameer Ave., North York Canada. email telephone 416 486 0631 meets every other Thursday 7:00-9:00 p.m. No fee. Facilitator-Paula David, MSW Holocaust Resource Coordinator Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.
    Children of Holocaust Survivors - Toronto    
  Winnipeg Jewish Federation of Winnipeg Holocaust Programs and Services    
Germany Augsburg Children of Holocaust Survivors - Augsburg   This comprehensive site for children of Holocaust survivors from Augsburg includes photo albums, a history, discussion of a memorial, as well as a list of those that did not survive.
  Nuremberg Second Generation Group, Nuremberg, Germany   From reunions and family albums to a list of those who did not survive, this site brings together the second and third generations of survivors from Nuremberg.
International   Jewish Lesbian Daughters of Holocaust Survivors (JLDHS)   An international networking and support group exclusively for Jewish Lesbians
Israel Jerusalem Amcha   Israeli Centers for Holocaust Survivors and the Second Generation.
    Amcha Jerusalem Group AMCHA's Jerusalem branch: 23 Hillel Street (Rassco passage), 8th floor. AMCHA invites Members of the Second Generation of Holocaust Survivors to participate in a series of monthly open discussion meetings to take place in the Jerusalem branch on Wednesday evenings from 20:30-22:00. Participation fee: 40 NIS per meeting. Discussions will be in both Hebrew and English
  Tel Aviv Generation to Generation contact Menachem Etkin  
USA Arizona, Tuscon Children of Holocaust Survivors-Tucson, AZ contact Israel Knobel Mission is: To acknowledge Children of Holocaust Survivors and create public awareness of our existanace and activities. Meets at the Jewish Family and Childrens Service of Tucson, AZ.
  California, Los Angeles Second Generation Los Angeles   Service organization, as well as a cultural and social liaison, of sons and daughters of Jewish Holocaust survivors in Los Angeles.
  Connecticut, Hartford Jewish Family Service of Greater Hartford 2nd Gen Services    
  Florida, Miami International Network of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, Inc. Florida International University, North Miami Campus. NE 151st Street & Biscayne Blvd. North Miami, Florida, 33181. Phone: (305) 919-5690 or Fax: (305) 919-5691. Network of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, Inc. Dedicated to linking 2nd generation groups and individual children of Holocaust Survivors throughout the world.
  Massachussetts, Boston Generations After    
  Massachussetts, Framingham Second Generation Connections and Resources-Boston contact Lillian Fox (Framingham, MA), 508-875-8101 Founded in April 1998 for Boston-area 2nd gen. to meet each other and discuss shared issues. It is supportive and educational and historical in perspective.
  Minnesota, Minneapolis CHAIM, Children of Holocaust Survivors Association in Minnesota under the auspices of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Minnesota and the Dakotas. Contact Jodi Elowitz Director of Community Programming and Educational Resources Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) 612-338-7816 ext: 285 In addition to promoting Holocaust education and awareness, CHAIM provides a social meeting ground for children of survivors-second generation to discuss issues of mutual interest and to plan events.
  New Jersey, Teaneck The Living Room: A Health, Healing and Wellness Center Jewish Family Service Conact Amy Ruth Bolton. 1485 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-837-9090 Monthly discussion group
  New Mexico, Albaquerque Jewish Family Service Facilitated Support Groups    
  New York, Brooklyn The Generation After Mailing address is Box 14, Homecrest Station, Brooklyn, NY 11229. Telephone and fax number are 718-743-6640. Since 1979.
  New York, Long Island   Betty Cohen, organizer  
  New York, Manhattan International Association of Lesbian and Gay Children of Holocaust Survivors c/o CBST, 57 Bethune Street, New York, N.Y. 10014. (212) 929-9498, e-mail Social and educational organization whose services include a speakers' bureau, therapy workshops and Holocaust commemorations for the community. Encourages research on homosexuals who were persecuted/killed during the Third Reich.
  New York, Metrowest NJ/NY Second Generation of Holocaust Survivors, Metrowest, NJ, NY Irit Felsen, (973) 765-9050, ext. 301. JFS is accepting registration for Second Generation of Holocaust Survivors: for adult children of Holocaust Survivors.
  New York, Westchester Holocaust Survivor and Second Generation Groups of Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS)    
  Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Sons and Daughters of Holocaust Survivors Box 2298 Philadelphia, PA 19103 (610) 896-8320 Speakers available.  
  Vermont, Burlington Annual Gathering of Holocaust Survivor Familes Michael Schaal, Gathering Coordinator 802-658-9590. Ginni Stern, Program Coordinator Sponsored by University of Vermont (Burlington).




Cyber Groups

name Description
CYBRARY-Children of Survivors  
Genshoah mail list A network to facilitate communication between survivor, second generation and third generation groups.
Jewish Communication Network's Children of Survivors A web-based bulletin board for children of survivors to discuss and share.
Jewishnet An e-mail discussion among children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. Maillist for Adult Children and Grandchildren of Survivors of the Holocaust, tending toward exploration of psychological and parental relationship issues
2G-Legacy mailing list Maillist for children and grandchildren of Jewish Holocaust Survivors dedicated to social, political, and historical and financial Holocaust issues.


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