"Survivor of the First Degree" from The Christian Century

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Werner Weinberg Collection, The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education

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The article "Survivor of the First Degree" was written by Werner Weinberg and published on October 10, 1984 in the magazine The Christian Century.

Summery: Werner Weinberg reflects on the changes to how he had felt and currently feels as a survivor of the Holocaust and the responses he received to himself and his story over time and in various communities. He argues that there are seven stages he has experienced as a survivor of the Holocaust. In the article he states that - "The phases are: (1) catharsis; (2) self-deceit; (3) enjoying the limelight and sobering up; (4) a time of denied traumas; (5) becoming a resource person; (6) funtioning as a "survovor-in-residence"; and (7) the postsurvivor era."

A hard copy of the article can be found in the archives of the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education.

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