“Holocaust Survivors and Israeli Psychiatry, 1948-1962” is the topic of lecture hosted by New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies on Wed., Dec. 6, 6 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Square South, room 808 [at Washington Place]). [Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)]

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP to fas.taubcenter@nyu.edu or call 212.998.8981.

The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Rakefet Zalashik, the Dorot Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU’s Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies. She will address the attitude of Israeli psychiatrists toward Holocaust survivors who suffered from mental problems during the first two decades of the State of Israel.

Reporters interested in attending the event should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu.

The Taub Center for Israel Studies, established in 2003, is one of the few university-based research centers dedicated to the study of modern Israel and its recent history, society, and politics. The Taub Center supports lectures, seminars, scholarly colloquia, and other special programs for students, faculty, and the community. The Center was established with a gift from the Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation.

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