It is estimated that there are 250,000 children of survivors in the United States, most in cities with large Jewish populations, and another 300,000 in Israel. It is crucial for children—and grandchildren—of Holocaust survivors, to keep the memories of their families alive, especially now, as so many survivors have passed on.
Anyone in the Austin area who is second or third generation is invited to come together to discuss topics of mutual interest, like the impact of inter-generational trauma, share family stories, and talk about the role the second generation has in carrying the Holocaust legacy to the community.
No firm plans for this local group has yet been made, but it is not affiliated with any local group or organization. At this time, names are being gathered and then the group will determine its direction. ■
Anyone who identifies this way and is interested can send an email, including name, contact info—including phone, email and address—and country of family origin, to Etty Brish at firstname.lastname@example.org, Linda Aronovsky Cox at email@example.com or Nora Lieberman at firstname.lastname@example.org.