Year: 1986 Source: Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, v.23, no.3, (1986), p.221-223 SIEC No: 20021020

The suicidal behaviour of concentration camp survivors is examined through the use of Harvey & Short’s hypothesis that suicide is positively associated with quality of life. Results suggest that release from concentration camps increased the likelihood of suicide due to the need for increased personal responsibility & a lack of outward sources of blame for personal hardships.