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Hamburger, A. (2015). Roots in Jewish and Christian Soil: A Portrait of the Holocaust Researcher as an Involved Person. Contemp. Psychoanal., 51(2):289-295.

(2015). Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 51(2):289-295

Roots in Jewish and Christian Soil: A Portrait of the Holocaust Researcher as an Involved Person

Andreas Hamburger, Ph.D.

Having grown up in a postwar Germany characterized by a social climate of unmourned losses and crimes, the author traces his family roots through its two distinct lineages: the Catholic maternal and the Jewish paternal family (which, however, had converted to Protestantism in the late 19th century). He reflects on his early adolescent experience of digging into this history, covered by collective silence, and connects it to his later decision to become a psychoanalyst and a Holocaust researcher.

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