What does it mean to be a third- or fourth-generation descendant of Holocaust survivors? Is trauma transmitted through epigenetics, or inherited along with family stories and heirlooms? Tablet Magazine Deputy Editor Stephanie Butnick, co-host of the leading Jewish podcast Unorthodox, explores these questions and more with Melbourne-based author and historian David Slucki. Slucki’s 2019 book Sing This at My Funeral: A Memoir of Fathers and Sons shows how traumatic family histories leave their mark for generations, and asks what it means to raise young men in the wake of great suffering.
Watch the program below.