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By Carole Bell Ford

After international warfare II the ladies membership of Brooklyn, manhattan, turned domestic and shelter to a small team of younger women, orphaned within the Holocaust, whose tales characterize the stories of tens of millions of kid survivors. This booklet follows them from early life to the current as they, opposite to early predictions, outfitted new and profitable lives in the USA. In outdated age the ladies, once more, are defying bleak expectancies.

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After the Girls Club: How Teenaged Holocaust Survivors Built New Lives in America

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Some children, however, rather than feeling secure, learned to mistrust the parents upon whom their care depended (although this feeling was never expressed by the women of the Girls Club, who invariably idealized their parents). Some became contemptuous of adults, including their parents, for being as powerless as they were to change their circumstances. They saw their parents becoming overwhelmed when they were unable to resist or to escape, when there was no action they could take to defend themselves and their families (Herman, 1992, p.

They played at picking up the dead who had fallen in the streets and putting them on carts to be removed to the cemeteries. And they learned to ignore the dead lying on the streets, even children. ” At first the children “ignored” the dead child, but soon became frustrated when “their reins got entangled in him” (quoted in Stargardt, 2006, p. 177): “They try every which way to disentangle them, they grow impatient, stumble over the boy lying on the ground. ’” Other games were almost as grotesque as the burials.

They spent their developmentally critical childhood and early adolescent years enduring dislocation and suffering extreme deprivation of even the basic necessities of life: food, shelter, warmth, sleep. Their physical development, emotional and psychological adjustment, and social and intellectual development were brutally jeopardized. The title of the book and film, Girl, Interrupted, exactly describes what each of the young women experienced. Eventually, the girls’ lives were completely shattered.

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