Lydia Tischler: Holocaust survivor wins The Times/Sternberg Active Life award for work in therapy
The psychotherapist Lydia Tischler, 93, was sent to Auschwitz at the age of ten JACKY CHAPMAN
Lydia Tischler has been a founding member of the EFPP. She left her home country Czechoslovakia after the war and settled in London. In the 1990’ after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron curtain, she pioneered to develop structures for child and adolescent psychotherapy training in her homeland in very difficult circumstances. Lydia then went on to support the development of psychoanalytic psychotherapy structures in the Baltic countries and further afield in Eastern Europe. She embodies the very essence of the EFPP to develop promote and protect psychoanalytic psychotherapy and is remembered fondly by so many for her wit, her humour and her determination.
Hansjorg Messner, EFPP Vice President & Chair of the Adult Section.