About the Author


Michelle Halle, LCSW

Michelle Halle, LCSW is a psychotherapist with a practice in Lakewood, New Jersey. She works with adults who have experienced complex trauma and helps them find a way through their pain to live a meaningful life. You can learn more about her at www.michellehalle.com or reach her at michellehalle.lcsw@gmail.com.


Discovering My Mother Experienced Kristallnacht

Despite being fortunate enough to escape Germany, my mother did not escape unscathed.

A Time to Sew, a Time to Rend

As a child Beth’s father frightened me. Today, I recognize that he suffered from mental illness and his rages against his family were all symptoms of his disorder.

Taking Care of Mother

I couldn’t face the degree of my mother’s debility. She had been my rock and now the roles were reversed.

Why I Won’t be Observing Yom HaShoah this Year

For children of Holocaust survivors, every single day is Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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