Tuesday 11 May 2021

Monash University research project on the Legacy of the Holocaust and its meaning to the grandchildren of survivors

The information below describes a research project that I am involved in at Monash University as part of my studies there. 
This research project aims to expand the current knowledge on whether and, if so, how people adapt to significant events in their grandparents' life. In particular, previous research has shown intergenerational effects of past events' legacy on the resilience and growth of children of Holocaust survivors, natural disaster survivors, and war veterans' families. 
This research project aims to investigate two distinct samples of people: those who have at least one grandparent who survived the Holocaust and those whose grandparents were not survivors of the Holocaust and assess whether these past experiences impact the grandchildren.
As such, we are looking for Jewish Australians over 18 years old whose grandparents are/were Holocaust survivors and those whose grandparents are/were not Holocaust survivors to enable us to compare responses. 
Participation in this project involves completing a survey estimated to take 15 to 20 minutes to complete. The survey can be completed from any internet-connected device. Participants will also be offered the opportunity to take part in the second study in this project that explores the lived experiences of the grandchildren of the survivors via individual interview. 
The project is supervised by Professor Andrea Reupert and Associate Professor Nicky Jacobs from Monash University, and Dr Nicholas Harris from the Australian College of Applied Psychology. This research has been approved by the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC number 2021-23208-56236).
The survey link is:
I would very much appreciate it if you consider advertising the research among your contacts and help us in engaging the local Jewish community. 
If you would like further information regarding any aspect of this project, please contact me via email: 
daliya.greenfeld@monash.edu or Mobile: 0424 099 978.
I have attached the explanatory statement and the ad for the research. 
I am looking forward to hearing from you, 
Kind regards, 
Daliya Greenfeld (she,her)
Psychologist (Provisional)
Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology/PhD candidate
Monash University
29 Ancora Imparo Way
Clayton Victoria 3800