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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Prisoner of Her Past for showing how a
victim's traumatic experiences in the Holocaust never really go
away. The memory of them lingers on in the unconscious
mind and can still heavily influence behavior.

Prisoner of Her Past

Prisoner of Her Past (2010) - 57 minutes
Prisoner of Her Past at Amazon.com

Sixty years after the war, a survivor is running and hiding again…

Prisoner of Her Past tells the haunting story of a secret childhood trauma resurfacing, sixty years later, to unravel the life of the Holocaust survivor Sonia Reich. The film follows her son, Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich, as he journeys across the United States and Eastern Europe to uncover why his mother believes the world is conspiring to kill her. Along the way, he finds a family he never knew he had.

This film is the first to illuminate a little-known illness, late-onset Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Prisoner of Her Past examines this disorder's devastating effect on victims and their families. In addition, the film highlights programs that are aiding young trauma survivors of Hurricane Katrina, in New Orleans - and how such early interventions may have helped Howard's mother.

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Prisoner of Her Past

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Prisoner of Her Past for showing how a
victim's traumatic experiences in the Holocaust never really go
away. The memory of them lingers on in the unconscious
mind and can still heavily influence behavior.