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The inheritors : moving forward from generational trauma

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The inheritors : moving forward from generational trauma
Call No: 155.924 B11i

Call Number155.924 B11i
Dates2017; ©2016
Statement of ResponsibilityGita Arian Baack.
Creators & ContributorsBaack, Gita Arian (author)
Summary"Our family legacies, both positive and negative, are passed down from one generation to the next in ways that are not fully understood. This secondary form of trauma, which Gita Baack calls 'Inherited Trauma,' has not received adequate attention—a failing that perpetuates cycles of pain, hatred, and violence. In The Inheritors, readers are given the opportunity to reflect on the inherited burdens they carry, as well as the resilience that has given them the power of survival. Through engaging stories and unique concepts, readers will learn new ways to explore the unknowns in their legacies, reflect on questions that are posed at the end of each chapter, and begin to write their own story." —Publisher
  1. An invitation to my reader
  2. Genocides and Holocausts: yesterday and today
    • The Holocaust
    • The Indigenous genocide in Canada
    • The Native American genocide in the United States
    • America's Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM)
  3. Knowing, not-knowing
    • My beginnings: a Displaced Persons camp
  4. Different forms of memory
    • Inherited memory
    • Memory as family stories
    • Silent memory
    • Phantom memory
    • Diasporic memory
    • Absent memory, post memory, photographs and art as memory
  5. Speaking / not-speaking: global silence
    • Sociopolitical influences
    • Little known heroic rescues
    • Silenced information
  6. Speaking / not-speaking: family silence
    • Survivor and inheritor perspectives
    • Unresolved grief and mourning
  7. The inheritor syndrome
    • Traits of children of Holocaust survivors
    • Burdened parents, burdened children
    • Burden of guilt: perpetrators, collaborators, bystanders, and collective guilt
  8. The surprising legacy of resilience
    • Post-traumatic growth
    • Two stories of resilience
      • If I can't go through the door, I'll go through the window
      • Lea's (Laika's) story
      • The combinateur
      • Sam's story
    • A new lens on resilience
    • Traits of resilience
    • A new definition of resilience
  9. Biologically inherited history
    • The stress syndrome
    • Epigenetics
    • Treatments, new and traditional
    • The arts for overcoming inherited trauma
  10. The universal questions
    • Three universal questions
    • Universal implications
  11. Moving forward
    • Historical and political validation
    • Everyday validation
    • Validation through conversations and dialogues
    • The positive side of moral outrage
  12. A final reflection
Physical Description xiv, 226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherBerkeley, CA : She Writes Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references, filmography and Internet addresses
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes