The Holocaust as a context for telling life stories.

  title={The Holocaust as a context for telling life stories.},
  author={Brian de Vries and Peter Suedfeld and Robert Krell and John A Blando and Patricia A Southard},
  journal={International journal of aging & human development},
  volume={60 3},
Using a narrative approach, this study explores the role of the Holocaust in the life stories of Survivors, contrasted with two comparison groups (one Jewish and one non-Jewish) whose direct experiences did not include surviving the Holocaust. Using the technique of the life line and measures such as number and type of life events identified, as well as the events marking the beginning and ending of the life story, several differences were found between the three groups. Survivors identified an… CONTINUE READING