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Grünberg, K. (2001). Psyche.: LIV, 9/10, 2000: Zur Tradierung des Traumas der nationalsozialistischen Judenvernichtung.. Psychoanal Q., 70(2):516-517.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Psyche.: LIV, 9/10, 2000: Zur Tradierung des Traumas der nationalsozialistischen Judenvernichtung.

(2001). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 70(2):516-517

Psyche.: LIV, 9/10, 2000: Zur Tradierung des Traumas der nationalsozialistischen Judenvernichtung.

Kurt Grünberg

With reference to central passages of an interview with a Jewish woman from the second generation, the author of On the Transmission of the Trauma of the National Socialist Extermination of the Jews focuses first on the content side of the dispute about the transmission of the trauma of the National Socialist extermination of the Jews. The author then proceeds to pinpoint various rationalization strategies generated in connection with Nazi persecution: the allegation of a pact of silence on both sides, a negation of difference between victims and perpetrators, the construction of a form of “complicity” between victims and perpetrators, the allegation of kinship between victims and perpetrators, the attempt to “therapeutize”

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trauma caused by the Nazis, and finally the “psychologization” of reality. Reflections on the way survivors talk about their experiences and on the overestimation of verbalization lead to conclusions about the transmission mode operative in the ongoing trauma of the extermination of the Jews by the National Socialists in survivor families.

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Article Citation

Grünberg, K. (2001). Psyche.: LIV, 9/10, 2000. Psychoanal. Q., 70(2):516-517

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