Elizabeth Rosner’s parents both survived the Holocaust. Growing up she felt traumatized, even though she personally didn’t experience the camps. And when she talked to other children of survivors — not just of the Holocaust, but also of the Cambodian killing fields and the Armenian genocide — she realized she wasn't alone. She began studying the science of how trauma can also be handed down from generation to generation genetically.
Elizabeth Rosner's new book Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory comes out in September of 2017.