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The Holocaust


"If we were not an eternal people before, we are an eternal



people after the Holocaust, in both its very positive and very



negative sense. We have not only survived, we have revived



ourselves. In a very real way, we have won. We were



victorious. But in a very real way, we have lost. We'll never



recover what was lost. We can't assess what was lost. Who



knows what beauty and grandeur six million could have



contributed to the world? Who can measure it up? What



standard do you use? How do you count it? How do you



estimate it...? We lost. The world lost, whether they know it or



admit it. It doesn't make any difference. And yet we won,



we're going on." This quote is from the testimony of Fania



Fenelon. The signs and symptoms that are among the Jews



because of the Holocaust definitely characterize abnormality.



These abnormalities include the physical effects, the spiritual



effects, and the second generation.



The physical effects were enormous among the Jews. The



conditions of the camps defy description. The nutrition was



worse than inadequate and the results being the well-known



"musselmen": skeletons covered by skin. After the Jews in



prison camps were freed, their diseases were treated as well as



could be treated. Premature aging was one of the most



prominent disabling effects of survivors. Digestive tract



diseases were also very common because of the emotional



disturbances and inadequate diet during their incarceration. The



experience also placed them at risk of coronary diseases,



cerebrovascular diseases, and arteriosclerosis. All of this was



consistent with the premature aging and the atrophy of ...

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