Delving into the psychology of secrets, a 2009 film, which deals with two individuals who talk about their family secret of being born Jewish, will be shown during a media workshop at 2 p.m. today in Room 119B, Level 1, Pennsylvania Convention Center. Gerald Schneiderman, M.D. will present “65 Years after WWII: A Family Secret.”
Dr. Schneiderman will discuss the ramifications of the secret kept over time and how it may exact a considerable toll from the individual, particularly in a subject complicated by the consequences of war. In the film, Warsaw University psychology faculty interviewed two individuals in November 2009 who although born Jewish did not discover this fact until later. The discovery consequently had a profound effect on their growth, development and lives.
The interviews are now part of the film library at the United State Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.