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“Hooray, I am a Kriegsenkel!” - Transgenerational Transmission of World War II Experiences in Germany

Jakob, lina Birgit


For decades talking about the wartime suffering of the German majority population was felt to be a moral taboo. Out of shame about the inconceivable crimes Germans had committed in the name of the ‘Third Reich’, suffering of Germans was largely excluded from public discourses and psychotherapeutic practices. Recently, however, the topic has moved into public focus, and questions about the long-term psychological impact of WWII on the eyewitness generation and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-08
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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