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Even as survivors began their new lives, they were forever affected by their past. The horrific experiences of the Holocaust did not simply disappear over time. Their pain was with them in ways both big and small. Learn about the trauma that Holocaust survivors carried with them as they built their new lives.

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Why are there no objects in this section?


You can’t take a picture of trauma. There is no object or photograph that can capture it. Suffering, loss, anguish, and heartbreak are not things that you can show. Instead, they are part of a person. Holocaust survivors carried the trauma of their experiences within themselves for the rest of their lives.

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