The Impact of the Holocaust on Children

Children who survived the Holocaust had physical and mental health issues for years after the war. Physical and mental health issues were more prevalent among Holocaust survivors, especially those young. According to studies published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, Holocaust survivors had a higher prevalence of chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. Furthermore, data suggest that children who have experienced trauma are considerably more prone to develop PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems. Due to the trauma they encountered, young Holocaust survivors suffered irreversible harm to their health and happiness.

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