Trauma, Experience and Narrative in Europe after World War II

This book promotes a historically and culturally sensitive understanding of trauma during and after World War II. Focusing especially on Eastern and Central Europe, its contributors take a fresh look at the experiences of violence and loss in 1939–45 and their long-term effects in different cultures...

Full description

Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Kivimäki, Ville (Editor), Leese, Peter (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2022, 2022
Edition:1st ed. 2022
Series:Palgrave Studies in the History of Experience
Online Access:
Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • The Limits of Trauma: Experience and Narrative in Europe c. 1945
  • Beyond the Western Front
  • Testing the Silence: Trauma and Military Psychiatry in Soviet Russia and Ukraine During and After World War II
  • Experiencing Trauma Before Trauma: Posttraumatic Memories, Nightmares and Flashbacks Among Finnish Soldiers
  • Entangled Bystanders: Multidimensional Trauma of Ethnic Cleansing and Mass Violence in Eastern Galicia
  • Traumatized Children in Hungary After World War II
  • “We will cry a little, but then we will forget”: Narratives of Loss and Victory in Postwar Yugoslavia
  • Guilt, Responsibility and Trauma: Restoring the Moral Self-Image in Postwar Slovakia
  • “Perpetrator Trauma” in Memoirs of Veterans of the Polish Home Army
  • Environmental Trauma in the Narratives of Postwar Reconstruction: The Loss of Place and Identity in Northern Finland After World War II
  • Suicide Rates as a “Social Thermometer”: Reading the Traumatized History of Lithuania
  • Towards a History of Trauma in Central and Eastern Europe After World War II: A Coda