History Flows through Us: Germany, the Holocaust, and the Importance of Empathy

Editor : Roger Frie

History Flows through Us: Germany, the Holocaust, and the Importance of Empathy

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2017
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 224
  • Category :
    Culture and Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 93203
  • ISBN 13 : 9781138289383
  • ISBN 10 : 1138289388
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History Flows Through Us introduces a new dialogue between leading historians and psychoanalysts and provides essential insights into the nature of historical trauma. The contributors - German historians, historians of the Holocaust and psychoanalysts of different disciplinary backgrounds - address the synergy between history and psychoanalysis in an engaging and accessible manner. Together they develop a response to German history and the Holocaust that is future-oriented and timely in the presence of today's ethnic hatreds. In the process, they help us to appreciate the emotional and political legacy of history's collective crimes.

This book illustrates how history and the psyche shape one another and the degree to which history flows through all of us as human beings. Its innovative cross-disciplinary approach draws on the work of the historian and psychoanalyst, Thomas Kohut. The volume includes an extended dialogue with Kohut in which he reflects on the study of German history and the Holocaust at the intersection of history and psychoanalysis. This book demonstrates that the fields of history and psychoanalysis are each concerned with the role of empathy and with the study of memory and narrative. History Flows Through Us will appeal to general readers, students and professionals in cultural history, Holocaust and trauma studies, sociology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and psychology.

About the Editor(s)

Roger Frie is Professor of Education, Simon Fraser University, Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and Faculty and Supervisor, William Alanson White Institute, New York. He is an award-winning author and has published many books on human interaction, historical responsibility and cultural memory.

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