People who survived the Holocaust experienced higher levels of physical and mental illness in their later lives.
This is hardly surprising. They lived under horrendous conditions, with inadequate clothing and shelter, prolonged malnutrition, brutal overwork, and “chronic stress” – a phrase that hardly seems adequate to the experience. On top of that, most of them saw their families murdered.
These traumas took their toll and led to poorer health outcomes decades after they returned to normal society.
But in the first analysis of its kind ever done, researchers made an unexpected discovery about survivors: They lived longer, on average, than the rest of […]