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

By Vamik D. Volkan

ISBN-10: 1782203702

ISBN-13: 9781782203704

This publication 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 undergo drastically or reason the affliction of different blameless people, just because they're descendants of perpetrators. In it, technical concerns in treating such someone, together with countertransference matters and ideas concerning transgenerational transmissions-for instance, identity, depositing, dissociation, encapsulation, and remembering via actions-are explored. the fellow had a repeating daydream of wearing an enormous egg below his arm. The imagined egg, representing his encapsulated dissociated country, contained the psychological illustration of his Nazi grandfather and his grandfather's sufferers, in addition to photographs of such a lot tragic ancient 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 booklet describes his psychoanalytic technique from starting to finish and the way he slowly cracked open his metaphorical egg, dealing with and naming the "catastrophes," and finally taming them.

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