Holocaust survivors are rarely given special treatment when they seek out a social work agency, as the image of the survivor is generally one of a person who has successfully moved on to a new life and found a way to live with the past. However, the author argues that these survivors often seek help when a life situation has triggered latent feelings of guilt, isolation, and anxiety, and the social worker should be aware of the potential impact the client's past has on his needed treatment. Without falsely trying to appear as an "insider," the social worker should create a safe place for the survivor to work through his story, thereby addressing his underlying issues.
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Conrad, Gertrude. Casework with Survivors of Nazi Persecution Twenty Years After Liberation. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1969: