The chapters included in the book are the lectures presented at a conference held at the Haifa University entitled: The Holocaust, its traumatic and intergenerational effects in comparison to other persecutions, and its presentation in the arts.
In the first chapter Ely Barent and Hila Hever examine the effects on 3rd generation of Holocaust Survivors, traveling to Auschwitz and other camps on a wide range of variables, including the subjects emotional well-benign and their relations with their mother (second generation of Holocaust survivors).
Carol Kidron's chapter (the second), explains how anthropology and sociology approach the problem. They start from the institutions and their brokers who submit the reality to the subjects. The chapter concludes by demonstrating that reactions to victimization are not universal but culture dependent.
In the third chapter, Barbara Preitler reports about Hemayat, an Austrian institution that helps the refugees in Austria.
In the fourth chapter, Wolfgang Frindte delineates over-time changing representations of the Holocaust in general and in German films. These changes reflect differing attitudes towards the survivors. At the same time the relations are reciprocal: Films and society's attitudes affect each other.
In chapter five, the composer Arie Shapira, maintaining that after Auschwitz a new era starts, and he expresses his view in his composition (a disc with the composition is attached to the book).
The attachment contains Gideon Greifs chapter, his thoughts about his encounter with children of Sonderkommando men.