Maybe You're Reading Too Much Into Things? My Guest: Stacey Goldring, Traces: Voices of the Second Generation

I always have a valid passport, cash on hand, and a heightened fight or flight instinct braided like challah into my D-N-A. Why? Because my parents’ parents were hunted for extinction during the Holocaust. Generational trauma is something that millions of people deal with every day. So what is it? What does it mean to the people experiencing it? Why should we even address it… and that is what we are going to tackle today…

Attitude of Gratitude is easy to say, but what if the thing you are MOST grateful for- BEING ALIVE- is just a daily reminder that you lost everyone and everything, the trauma of the atrocities is fresh in your mind, and you are tasked with moving on.  My guest, journalist and documentarian Stacey Goldring discusses Traces: Voices of the Second Generation, the story of 19 Second Generation Holocaust Survivors and their stories.
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Suzie Becker

Hi, I’m Suze. Here with your weekly dose of culture, values and identity- and where we tackle those topics others may consider off-limits. A little about me, I’m a busy Gen X mom who, quite frankly, wanted to grow up like the Brady Bunch… but ended up being raised in the shadow of Schindler’s List. So this means I’ve spent a lifetime navigating these mixed messages we get hit with daily. You know those conversations- where we wonder if it’s safe to speak our minds? Can we share our experiences? Voice our fears and concerns, or should we just keep our mouths shut? Well, too bad. I need to know! But I’m no expert. So, I’m going to schmooze the experts and get their thoughts. Why? So, when we engage with our kids, colleagues, or the countless committees we interact with, we can do it with competence, kindness, confidence, and maybe a bit of humor. If this sounds like your cup of coffee- welcome to Schmooze with Suze.

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