You are probably wondering why I might turn to you, a veteran of the war?
I am a senior , a medical doctor in Warsaw Poland, and what could I possibly have in common with you, a veteran of recent wars?
I did not fight in a war, but I am a survivor of post war horrors in Warsaw Poland under an oppressive and brutal communist regime. So, I experienced early in life the same trauma that soldiers and prisoners in concentration camps felt. Studies have shown that the devastating effects of war on soldiers and civilian populations will be felt for at least three or more subsequent generations. Your body will survive, barely, but your mind still carries the memories, and those memories continue to replay inside your mind damaging your body and the children will remember and as you will see, terribly affected by the suffering this is causing the parents and the constant stress.