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Epigenetic transmission of Holocaust trauma: can nightmares be inherited?

@article{Kellermann2013EpigeneticTO,
  title={Epigenetic transmission of Holocaust trauma: can nightmares be inherited?},
  author={N. P. Kellermann},
  journal={The Israel journal of psychiatry and related sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={
          33-9
        }
}
  • N. P. Kellermann
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The Israel journal of psychiatry and related sciences
The Holocaust left its visible and invisible marks not only on the survivors, but also on their children. Instead of numbers tattooed on their forearms, however, they may have been marked epigenetically with a chemical coating upon their chromosomes, which would represent a kind of biological memory of what the parents experienced. as a result, some suffer from a general vulnerability to stress while others are more resilient. Previous research assumed that such transmission was caused by… Expand
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