The Jerusalem Post reported on the little known problem of the trauma Ethiopian Jews endured on their journey to Israel. Herzog Hospital’s Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma identified the reality that almost all Ethiopian Jews suffered some trauma, such as a relative dying, sexual violence, or hunger on their trek across Sudan enroute to Israel. This was prior to their arrival in Israel and the many challenges of their absorption once they arrived in Israel.
Once Herzog’s Psychotrauma Center staff identified the problem, they developed a nationwide program to diagnose and treat the Ethiopian immigrants’ trauma. Here is the excellent article that was published in the Jerusalem Post-
This article brought awareness to this problem that has not been dealt with for so many years.
Kol Hakavod Dr. Brom!