When Did We Begin to Talk about Victims of Misfortune or Adversity as "Survivors"? https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/history-ideas/2018/11/when-did-we-begin-to-talk-about-victims-of-misfortune-or-adversity-as-survivors/

It probably started with the term “Holocaust survivor.”

November 21, 2018 | Philologos
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A group describing themselves as #MeToo/#YoTambien survivors in Los Angeles on November 1, 2018. MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images.

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