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How does this paper fit in with the 2013 findings about 55,000 survivors of the Holocaust, who were studied in 2013 by Sagi-Schwartz and others*?
The Sagi-Schwartz abstract concludes: "We found that against all odds genocidal survivors were likely to live longer. We suggest two explanations: Differential mortality during the Holocaust and “Posttraumatic Growth” associated with protective factors in Holocaust survivors or in their environment after World War II."
The findings seem to be contradictory.
*Sagi-Schwartz A, Bakermans-Kranenburg MJ, Linn S, van IJzendoorn MH (2013) Against All Odds: Genocidal Trauma Is Associated with Longer Life-Expectancy of the Survivors. PLoS ONE 8(7): e69179. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0069179
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31 May 2019
Peter C Arnold
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