A Nazi Legacy: Depositing, Transgenerational Transmission, by Vamik D. Volkan PDF

By Vamik D. Volkan

This ebook relates the psychoanalytic trip of a guy in his thirties, a grandson of a high-level SS officer, whose case illustrates how participants can occasionally endure vastly or reason the ache of different blameless individuals, just because they're descendants of perpetrators. In it, technical concerns in treating such somebody, together with countertransference matters and ideas concerning transgenerational transmissions-for instance, identity, depositing, dissociation, encapsulation, and remembering via actions-are explored. the guy had a repeating daydream of wearing a huge egg less than his arm. The imagined egg, representing his encapsulated dissociated nation, contained the psychological illustration of his Nazi grandfather and his grandfather's sufferers, besides pictures of such a lot tragic historic occasions. He tried to show his grandfather's picture from a life-taker to a life-giver and needed to possess the older man's grandiose specialness, whereas fearing the lack of his personal existence. those contrary goals created unnamed "catastrophes". This publication describes his psychoanalytic strategy from commencing to finish and the way he slowly cracked open his metaphorical egg, dealing with and naming the "catastrophes," and at last taming them.

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