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Intergenerational transmission book
This chapter presents material from the second analysis of a patient, the child of two Holocaust survivors, each of whom lost a child during the war. The patient’s first analysis (Kogan, 2003) focused mainly on the relationship between herself and her mother. The second analysis revolves around the elaboration of the complex and painful father-daughter relationship, centring on the events surrounding the death of the patient’s father. The discussion includes the exploration of the deferred action of father’s trauma passed on to the next generation, the break of the idealised paternal representation, and the unique transference and countertransference problems which arose mainly because of the patient and analyst belonging to the same traumatised large group.