Paul Valent

Paul Valent, Holocaust survivor, psychiatrist (ret.), and traumatologist, founded and was long-term president of the Child Survivors of the Holocaust, Melbourne. He also co-founded and is past President of the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Paul has published numerous papers, book chapters, and encyclopaedia entries. In Heart of Violence; Why People Harm Each Other (2019), his fifth book, he finally confronts his persecutors. In asking them Why? he finds a way to think about and understand violence generally.




Matters of the Heart

With the Holocaust as his unbidden reference book, traumatologist and child survivor Dr Paul Valent shares his deepest thoughts with cherished broadcaster Rachael Kohn in an intimate hour, as the pair explore the visceral relationship between violence and love.

May 4, 2020