Paul Valent

Paul Valent

MBBS, DPM, FRANZCP
Consultant liaison psychiatrist, psychotherapist, traumatologist,
Co-founder and past president Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies,
Writer.

Nature, treatment, memory, bearing witness

Holocaust stress effects of. In Encyclopedia of Stress. Ed. George Fink. New York: Academic Press

The Holocaust serves as a benchmark for the potential  range and depth of stress effects. Further,  the population group has been followed for over 50 years. Biological, psychological, and social stress effects and means of coping at different times of the life cycle are presented for adult, child, and second-generation survivors.

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Publication Author: Paul Valent Publication Date: 2000 Categories:

Holocaust survivors Experiences of. In Encyclopedia of Stress. Ed. George Fink. New York: Academic Press

This entry describes the experiences of Holocaust victims in their traumatic situations. The experiences range from initial deprivations to concentration camps. The attacks on morality and other aspects of soul destruction are noted. These truths are difficult to bear.
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Publication Author: Paul Valent Publication Date: 2000 Categories:

Holocaust: A Benchmark. Centre News. 20:7

Because of its starkness and well documented after-effects, the Holocaust is a benchmark of trauma studies. For example the way it is remembered or not is an example of how trauma generally haunts and is denied.
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Holocaust one of history’s greatest teachers. Centre News 27:2426

The Holocaust illustrates how memories and histories ca be remembered, distorted and denied. Much depends on current needs and desires of the actors.
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Publication Author: Paul Valent Publication Date: 2005 Categories:

How the Holocaust informs trauma for me. Personal stories compiled by Descendants of survivors

The Holocaust is a kind of gold standard of trauma that illustrates in sharp relief what other traumas may hint at. It illustrates in sharp relief for instance, how memories are made and unmade, and how morality does not stem from a benevolent God but from inner strivings to survive and to fulfil. Perhaps what the Holocaust can bequeath is the only meaning that can be derived from it.
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Publication Author: Paul Valent Publication Date: 2005 Categories:

International forum on the Holocaust. Talk at Holocaust Centre

I will first tell you how the conference affected me personally, then something about the conference itself, and because I cannot cover the whole conference, I will pick some issues of interest to me, which I hope will also be of interest to you.
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Publication Author: Paul Valent Publication Date: 30th April 2000 Categories:

Dr Paul Valent uber die Internationale Holocaust-Konferenz in Stockholm und den Umgang mit der Shoah in der Zukunft. (Interview) Judische Gemeindezeitung Frankfurt. (In German)

Interview on the International Conference on the Holocaust (2000) at which i was an Australian representative. Many heads of state apologised for their countries’ participation in this genocide. Minister Naumann detailed the usual steps that lead to genocide. All should be alert to these steps (eg isolation of a group, and their demonisation and dehumanisation). (In German)
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Holocaust Traumatology in Australia. Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History, Vol.16, No.3, pp.95–111

Holocaust traumatology in Australia reflected the development of traumatology across the world and in Australia in particular. As well, it depended on the acceptance or otherwise of survivors in Australia by the Jewish and general population. The paper describes how Australia became a leading centre of Holocaust studies and traumatology generally.
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Publication Author: Paul Valent Publication Date: Winter 2010 Categories:

Bearing witness. Encyclopedia of Trauma 2012

Bearing witness is to tell a sacred truth, which even if unpalatable, has to be told for the sake of humanity. The Holocaust has added a new dimension to this mission. However,all traumatised people can bear witness to life and death and existential  issues. The entry examines the conditions and the means that are or are not propitious to bearing witness.

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Publication Author: Paul Valent Publication Date: 2011 Categories: , ,

Survivor guilt. in Encyclopedia of Stress. Ed. George Fink. New York: Academic Press

Survivor guilt was first described in Holocaust survivors, but it applies to all traumatic situations. Its physical, psychological and social aspects are described. Reasons for its existence are noted, as well as steps in its healing.
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Publication Author: Paul Valent Publication Date: 2000 Categories: ,

On the nature and value of testimonies. (Unpublished)

Testimonies are sacred revelations of important events for the sake of justice and humanity. Means and difficulties of giving and receiving testimonies are examined. Risks and benefits of testimonies are noted. Psychotherapy is a unique way of giving testimonies.

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Publication Author: Paul Valent Publication Date: 1997 Categories:

Ripples of the Holocaust. Talk at Jewish Museum, Melbourne

This paper examines long term consequences of the Holocaust on survivors, child survivors, and second and third generations of Holocaust survivors. It examines the communications and conflicts between the generations, and finally the common story they all share.
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Publication Author: Paul Valent Publication Date: 3 July 2003 Categories: , ,

How is and how will the Holocaust be Remembered? Holocaust Aftermath Conference Monash University

How are The Inquisition, World War One remembered? Holocaust survivors themselves find true remembrance difficult, and subsequent generations more so in different ways. And yet the Holocaust is the best documented genocide in history. Different ways of remembering traumas in different parts of the brain are noted. Different ways history is remembered is explored. Survivors can bequeath only so much. Perpetrators, whose memories are even more hidden, must supply many of the answers that we ask survivor memories to solve.
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Publication Author: Paul Valent Publication Date: 14th March 2010 Categories: ,

Memories of the Holocaust: An Essay In Kavod

An examination of how the Holocaust has been, is and will be remembered.
http://kavod.claimscon.org/2014/06/memories-of-the-holocaust-an-essay/

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The symbolism of Israeli planes flying over Auschwitz. The Australian Jewish News Viewpoint

On September 5th 2003 three Israeli war planes flew over Auschwitz. The symbolism of this event was very powerful. Symbols are powerful because they condense history, time, emotion, and meaning. However, the symbolism of this over-flight differed for Israelis, Europeans, and Arabs. The differences need to be understood by all parties for the benefit of them all.
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Publication Author: Paul Valent Publication Date: Oct 17 2003 Categories: ,

Anti-Semitism in Hungary

This paper examines some features and roots of anti-Semitism with Hungary as an example.

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