A qualitative - biographical genre paradigm was selected for this study. The data
were analyzed quantitatively.
84 Holocaust survivors.
Data analysis was done on:
55 Jewish Holocaust survivors (24 men and 31 women).
The following criteria for interviewee selection were employed:
a. Jews who were teenagers during the Holocaust years.
b. Those who were in ghettos and/or concentration camps and/or death camps.
c. Those who used or experienced humor during the Holocaust.
The interviews were conducted only with those survivors who agreed to participate
in the study.