Echoes of the Holocaust
Shalom Robinson, M.D., Editor


Issue no. 5 of Echoes of the Holocaust is dedicated to the memory of Professor Leo Eitinger who died on October 15, 1996.

Leo Eitinger, himself a survivor of Auschwitz, contributed so much to the understanding of the psychosocial effects of the Holocaust trauma. He was very pleased when the present bulletin was established, and he was a member of its editorial board since 1993. In the second issue of this bulletin, Prof. Eitinger published an article entitled "The Aging Holocaust Survivor."

I first met Prof. Eitinger at the Psychiatric Working Village of Kfar Shaul, located in the Jerusalem hills, where I started my practice as a young psychiatrist and where Prof. Eitinger stayed while he was studying Holocaust survivors in Israel. Results of that study were later published in the book Concentration Camp Survivors in Norway and Israel.

I was already impressed by his warm personality, wisdom, and devotion for his research. My contact with him continued for years, and he encouraged and advised me in my studies on the psychosocial late effects of the Holocaust.

His death is a great loss for all of us.

Shalom Robinson

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