Grief, Writing

Grief is in my DNA

As a child of Holocaust survivors who lost their families I already knew this. I’ve always said “Grief is in my DNA.” But I had no idea this could be scientifically proven. My next question is how it affects my children and grandchildren. Only one word for that – oy….

These two articles, “Children of Jewish Holocaust survivors inherited their trauma, Mount Sinai study says,” and “Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children’s genes” are great reads if you’re interested.