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Kestenberg, Judith S.

Works: 253 works in 480 publications in 6 languages and 3,659 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  History  Juvenile works  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Judith S Kestenberg
Children surviving persecution : an international study of trauma and healing by Judith S Kestenberg( )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher: Drawing on the wealth of personal and interview information, the contributors create a synthesis of personal history and psychological analysis. Adult memories of traumatic childhood experiences are accompanied by discussions of their effects and by analysis of the various coping mechanisms used to establish a viable post-war existence. These accounts are distinguished by the fact that they are by and about individuals who grew up in undistinguished Christian and Jewish families; not those of prominent figures or resistance fighters or rescuers. All experienced unrest and many suffered trauma during the Nazi regime, as a result of the war, and during the post-war turbulence. An important collection for students and scholars of the Holocaust and for those professionals in a position to help surviving victims of other organized persecution, civil violence, strife, and abuse
The last witness : the child survivor of the Holocaust by Judith S Kestenberg( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Last Witness: The Child Survivor of the Holocaust looks in depth at the traumatic effects of genocidal persecution on the child's psychic structure and on development through the life cycle. It offers valuable information to clinicians working with Holocaust survivors and their families and serves as an indispensable guide for therapists and interested readers who want to learn more about the short- and long-term effects of genocidal persecution. The authors have combined their findings, based on more than 1,500 interviews with Holocaust survivors from all over the world, to create this volume. Through case vignettes and life histories, the book offers historical information on the Holocaust itself, the overall plight of children superego development, and the role often played by transitional phenomena in mastering the attendant trauma and object loss. Special attention is paid to the effects of the Holocaust on children who were in hiding and the experience of adolescent children, as described in the diary of an adolescent girl. Anyone who reads this book will have a greater understanding of how the developing child can be affected by trauma associated with persecution. It is one of very few books written about the psyches of survivors and their children. As a forum for survivors' voices, it will endure as a somber reminder that the future of humankind hangs in the balance between the forces of creation and the forces of destruction
Children and parents : psychoanalytic studies in development by Judith S Kestenberg( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children during the Nazi reign : psychological perspective on the interview process( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Adolescent; physical development, sexuality, and pregnancy( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of movement patterns in development by Judith S Kestenberg( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 1977 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinder der Opfer, Kinder der Täter : Psychoanalyse und Holocaust by Martin S Bergmann( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in German and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als Eure Grosseltern jung waren : mit Kindern über den Holocaust sprechen by Judith S Kestenberg( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sachbilderbuch über die Zeit des Hitler-Faschismus. (ab 6)
Sexuality, body movement, and the rhythms of development by Judith S Kestenberg( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinder zeigen, was sie brauchen : wie Eltern kindliche Signale richtig deuten by Judith S Kestenberg( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of movement patterns in development by Judith S Kestenberg( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les trois visages de la féminité études sur le désir de maternité, la grossesse et la sexualité féminine by Judith S Kestenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ces 3 articles d'une psychanalyste propose une notion fondamentale qui tourne autour de l'affirmation de l'existence d'une phase génitale interne, phase d'identification à la mère porteuse d'enfant, qui succède à la phase prégénitale et précède la phase phallique. Cette phase génitale interne est vécue au cours de la petite enfance, de l'adolescence et de la grossesse
Kestenberg Archive by EG( Recording )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EG was born in Vienna 1929 and raised in an assimilated family. His father's family originally came from Galicia, Poland; his mother was from Vienna. They didn't observe Jewish holidays, celebrating Christmas instead. His father was a Zionist and in 1937 he visited kibbutzim in Palestine. In 1939, his mother also visited Palestine. His parents divorced while he was a child. After the Anschluss, EG and his mother immigrated to England, while his father left to Palestine. His mother married for a second time into the Rothschild family. In 1942, EG moved to the United States at the age of 14. As a student, he later studied at Columbia University in New York City. He married a Jewish woman from Berlin but divorced her and remarried. In 1950, EG's father died in Israel. EG and his wife travelled to Israel and lived there for four and a half years. EG returned to the USA and he finished his dissertation in anthropology
Child survivors of the holocaust( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kestenberg Archive by TF( Recording )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RZ was born in Poland in 1936 to a very affluent family and was raised in a traditional home. Until the Russian occupation in 1939 the family lived in Skala. When her father was blacklisted as a capitalist, the family went to live with RZ's maternal grandparents in Buczacz. RZ remembers a very loving, secure home life. Following the German occupation, RZ hid in a hole in the wall behind the oven in her grandparents' house during roundups. Her parents decided that the family would live together or die together. They spent the rest of the war moving from one hiding place to another. In the summer of 1941 they returned to Skala, where RZ's father hoped to find help from acquaintances, and hid for a period in a tobacco field until they had to flee Ukrainian partisans. They later hid in an elderly woman's barn. After liberation RZ saw her younger sister killed by shrapnel from a hand grenade. The family spent one year in Poland after the end of the war, and following this they relocated to Vienna, where RZ's younger brother was born. In Vienna they lived very well. In 1951 the family moved to Brooklyn, where circumstances were much reduced and RZ felt like a refugee for the first time
Kestenberg Archive by RS( Recording )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RS was hospitalised with scarlet fever and her mother visited her daily and her father every Sunday. Suddenly they stopped coming to visit and she knew something was wrong. RS later discovered that on 16 July 1943 her parents and sister had been arrested. A French Catholic neighbour took her out of hospital when she had recovered and placed her in a convent, led by Madame Regiscel. RS choose to be baptised; she believed in Catholicism and would pray to Jesus. After a while the Germans started searching for Jewish children in such places and she was taken to live with a baker and his family in a small village. They treated her very well and she remained there until the end of the war. After the liberation RS waited for her parents to come but they didn't. A women from a Jewish organisation took her from the village and placed her in a children's home. RS was very unhappy there and managed to go and stay with some relatives. She was then placed in a home called Viso in Normandy, ran by Kohn-Benditt (?)
Kestenberg Archive by HB( Recording )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and Hebrew and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LS remembers a lot of bombing and then the Russians came, and they were all very happy because they thought that there would be peace. But this happiness soon turned to fear as they saw how dangerous the Russian soldiers were. After the war they moved again and LS attended a Russian school. She belonged to the communist youth groups, studied and did ballet. LS was happy with her life, but her parents feared the Russians and the purges and applied to go to Israel. They were not religious or Zionists, they simply wanted to escape the communist regime. They finally went to Israel in 1950, travelling by boat and arriving at the port of Haifa. They wanted to change her name but she refused. She went to a socialist school for a short while and then to Herzliya Gymnasium which she enjoyed much more. In 1955, after graduating high school, she went to the army. Following that LS went to Hebrew University where she studied English and Sociology. LS got married in 1959 to a Romanian Israeli, who was her high school sweetheart. They lived in Tel Aviv, but after a while moved to Michigan, America where she studied for her PHD in psychology. LS does not see herself as a victim, as she did not suffer as badly as others during the war, yet JK points out that she underestimates the fear and hardships of her childhood. Her parents were always paranoid and mistrusted people. As a child she was angry at her parents that they could not save her from the war
Kestenberg Archive by MS( Recording )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MS was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1920. His father was a textile manager. He hid in Athens during the Holocaust. At the time of the interview, he was a retail businesman living in Riverdale, New York
Kestenberg Archive by Manuel Kerkyasharian( Recording )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MK was born in Lvov in 1928. During his early childhood, MK spent a great deal of time with his parents. When he was approximately six years of age, his parents divorced and his mother remarried. He subsequently went with his mother and stepfather to live in Warsaw. MK's father, who was a trained but non-practicing mathematician, moved to Lodz after the Divorce. In Lodz, MK's father maintained an economic consulting office for Poland's textile industry, focusing on trade between the Polish and English textile industries. MK recalls encountering very little antisemitism in school. During the September 1939 invasion of Poland, German bombs destroyed their house in Warsaw. MK's stepfather was ordered to serve in the Polish military, which led him to Eastern Poland. MK and his mother, escaping the Nazi occupation of Poland, fled to Bialystock and then, together with his stepfather, fled to Lvov, where they resided with MK's maternal grandparents. MK befriended a younger maternal cousin while living with his grandparents. MK saw his father for the last time during the summer of 1939. The interviewee's father was later interned in the Warsaw Ghetto, where he married his fourth and final wife, and worked for the Warsaw Judenrat
Kestenberg Archive by AS( Recording )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oldest sister got the measles on the way, forcing the mother to stay in France with her while AS and her younger sister went ahead to Switzerland. She has a memory of running under barbed wire and snaring the coat that her mother made for her before being caught by the Swiss police and being sent to “Mogains” refugee camp. While there, she was like a mother to her younger sister and eventually the two were adopted by a Swiss family and moved to Zurich. After the war, the girls spent three years in an orphanage and the mother remarried an Ultra-Orthodox man. At the time of the interviews, the mother, who had been living in Israel had died, the older sister was intermarried and living in Greece, the younger sister was in Belgium and AS was living in New York. AS and JK spent much time speaking about AS's inability to remember and her difficulty with the task of imagining. Until recently she had no interest in learning more about her wartime experience. They speak indepth about her issues with her older sister and mother and her anxieties arising form those relationships. They also talk about the men she dates (she never married), their similarities to how she remembers her father's physical appearance (i.e., bearded) and her issues with sex
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The last witness : the child survivor of the Holocaust
The last witness : the child survivor of the HolocaustChildren during the Nazi reign : psychological perspective on the interview processSexuality, body movement, and the rhythms of development
Alternative Names
Judith Kestenberg Austrian psychoanalyst

Judith Kestenberg österreichisch-amerikanische Psychoanalytikerin

Judith Kestenberg psychoanaliste uit Oostenrijk (1910-1999)

Kestenberg, Judith

Kestenberg, Judith 1910-1999

Silberpfennig, Judith Ida 1910-1999

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