Findings:

The findings indicate that humor in the Holocaust fulfilled all the functions of humor, but especially that of Defense Mechanism, including its sub types - Self-humor and Gallows humor.


Utterances and Episodes frequency in each Humor Function, in Percentages and Numbers
Functions % No'
Total Defense Mechanism function
60
252
Self Humor
47
118
Gallows Humor
25
63
Defense Mechanism
16
41
Humor connected with Food
12
30
Total Aggressive function
16
66
Humor stemming from superiority
57
38
humor stemming from frustration
29
19
Aggressive humor
14
9
Total Sexual function of humor
12
48
Sexual humor
52
25
Scatological humor
48
23
Social function of humor
6
27
Intellectual function of humor
6
24
TOTAL
100
417


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