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Tal Litvak Hirsch & Julia Chaitin

Tal Litvak Hirsch, Ph.D.

received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, Israel. In her PhD she researched dilemmas of Identity and "otherness" in Israel in the context of the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Apart from her interest in identity and "otherness", She research in the area of the psychosocial effects of the Holocaust on three generations, and especially on the third generation. Currently, she is a lecturer at the department of behavioral science at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Eilat Campus, and at Sapir College. Apart of her academic work she is also a clinical psychologist working mainly with children and families.

Julia Chaitin, Ph.D.

is a social psychologist, with an expertise in conflict resolution and peace-building. Her research focuses on the long term psychosocial impacts of the Holocaust and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Dr. Chaitin is a Senior Lecturer in the Social Work Department at the Sapir College, and a developer of peace building programs for The Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development and "Other Voice" peace and social justice organizations.

Publications available on IDEA:

"The Shoah runs through our veins": The Relevance of the Holocaust for Jewish-Israeli Young Adults
May 5, 2010 Vol.14, No.1