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Germans and Jews explore the story of The Exodus together—A Workshop

April 29, 2016 - April 30, 2016

$70 – $100

Healing the Wounds of History
& Living Arts Counseling Center


Germans and Jews Crossing the Red Sea Together
A Two-Day Workshop Exploring
and Embodying the Passover Story

 Descendants of Holocaust Survivors &
Post-World War II Germans

Fri, 4/29, 7pm – 9:30 pm & Sat, 4/30, 2016, 10 am – 5 pm

Facilitated by
Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT

In Collaboration with
Maia Ipp, Daniella Salzman & Gesine Wenzel


Workshop Description:

Descendants of Holocaust survivors and descendants of the Third Reich are invited to partake in an experiential Passover journey that will explore our legacies through central themes from the story of The Exodus. Together, we will investigate the metaphors of slavery and freedom from bondage, the roles of perpetrator and victim, our personal “Egypts” and Promised Lands. Using theatre improvisation, drama therapy, and rituals inspired by the Passover holiday and the story of Moses in the Old Testament, we will create a safe space for working through the complex emotions associated with the legacy of the Holocaust for Germans and Jews.

Barnett Hall

3534 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland

Friday, April 29, 2016, 7 pm – 9:30 pm

Saturday, April 30, 10 am – 5 pm

Sliding Scale $70 to $100


For more information contact:
info@livingartscenter.org | (510) 595-5500, Ext 11



Why This Workshop?

Since 1989, in Germany, France and in the United States, psychotherapist and drama therapist, Armand Volkas, has brought together Germans of the post-World War II generations (many whose ancestors were Nazis) and descendants of Holocaust survivors, recognizing their mutual need to transform the pain of a shared historical legacy. Through a process of dialogue, personal storytelling, expressive arts and other therapeutic approaches, participants have discovered the enlightening ways in which their attitudes, wounds and yearnings are echoed by each other.

Who is Invited to Participate?

First, second and third generation descendants of Holocaust survivors and The Third Reich who want to explore the impact of their legacies and take steps towards healing generational trauma in their lives.

About Healing the Wounds of History

Healing the Wounds of History integrates intercultural conflict transformation, healing generational trauma and peacebuilding with the expressive arts. Founded in 1989 by Armand Volkas, Healing the Wounds of History has brought together Palestinians and Israelis, Japanese, Chinese, Koreans, Armenians and Turks, Tamil and Singhalese, Serbs and and Albanians and other polarized groups to transform the pain of shared historical legacies into constructive action.

About the Facilitator:

Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT,
Psychotherapist, Drama Therapist and Theatre Director

Armand is the Clinical Director of the Living Arts Counseling Center, a psychotherapist and drama therapist in private practice and Associate Professor at California Institute of Integral Studies. He is Director of Healing the Wounds of History and The Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble. Armand has developed innovative programs using theatre and other expressive arts for social change, intercultural conflict transformation and healing generational trauma.

Contact: (510) 595-5500, Ext 11,



April 29, 2016
April 30, 2016
$70 – $100
Event Category:


Armand Volkas


3534 Lakeshore Avenue
Oakland, CA United States
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