Observations on families of SHOAH survivors with a multi-system and trans-generational syndrome

Observations on families of SHOAH survivors with a multi-system and trans-generational syndrome

Abstract (and link to the article) which was published in the Open Journal of Clinical and Medical Case Reports, 2020, Vol. 6 (Issue 9), 1-9. The TreeGenes Research Team has the permission to reproduce with acknowledgement . Dr. J.D. Barth is co-author of the article.  The article is related to the TreeGenes study.



The Shoah, the Holocaust of WWII remains the greatest calamity in the human history. The millions of deaths within the Concentration camps were due either to the direct killings, diseases, freezing or starvation. It is unrealistic to expect that the memory of survivors would fade, that the experience will remain with similar morbidity compared to the rest of the population and that the successive generations would be spared from any emotional or organic consequences.

The Syndrome resulting from the Shoah is presented in acute and chronic phases, dealing with psychology, metabolic (glucose, lipid, cardiac, bone mineral) symptoms and findings, all described in details previously by Fund et al. It is now the necessity to draw attention to the inheritance in future generations. Family examples of each system of disease are tabulated for interpretation of practitioners caring for the few remaining survivors and also their descendants within two successive generations.

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*Photo of Dr. George Weisz, Israel 2017.
George Weisz was born in May 1936 in Roumania (Timisoara in Transylvania), permitted departure to Israel in January 1959 . He studied medicine at the Hebrew University Jerusalem, started Orthopaedic training in 1965 and finished 1970, continued in USA Trauma Unit Cook County Hospital Chicago, for one year , and one more year in Sick Kids Hospital Toronto, Canada. Three years in Rambam  Medical Center, Haifa  and has practiced as an Orthopaedic/Spinal Surgeon in Australia. Today he is retired, but is still doing research and in consultancy.
Beside his medical studies, Dr. Weisz has BA in European history and Renaissance Studies from the University of New South Wales, writing Medical History and Art history papers.  Total of 165 publications, including contributions to 3 textbooks.

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