A Nazi Legacy: Depositing, Transgenerational Transmission, Dissociation, and Remembering Through Action, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

A Nazi Legacy

Depositing, Transgenerational Transmission, Dissociation, and Remembering Through Action, 1st Edition

By Vamik D. Volkan

Routledge

130 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781782203704
pub: 2015-09-09
SAVE ~$5.39
$26.95
$21.56
x
Hardback: 9780367103835
pub: 2019-06-14
SAVE ~$29.99
$149.95
$119.96
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429471377
pub: 2018-05-08
from $13.48


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

This book relates the psychoanalytic journey of a man in his thirties, a grandson of a high-level SS officer, whose case illustrates how individuals can sometimes suffer greatly or cause the suffering of other innocent persons, simply because they are descendants of perpetrators. In it, technical considerations in treating such an individual, including countertransference issues and concepts related to transgenerational transmissions-for example, identification, depositing, dissociation, encapsulation, and remembering through actions-are explored. The man had a repeating daydream of carrying a big egg under his arm. The imagined egg, representing his encapsulated dissociated state, contained the mental representation of his Nazi grandfather and his grandfather's victims, along with images of most tragic historical events. He attempted to turn his grandfather's image from a life-taker to a life-giver and wished to own the older man's grandiose specialness, while fearing the loss of his own life. These opposite aims created unnamed "catastrophes".

About the Author

Vamik D Volkan

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General