Historical trauma: when a thunderstorm strikes, the echo (does not) fade away


  • Georgi Stankov СУ „Св. Климент Охридски“


historical trauma, historical trauma response, collective trauma, unresolved grief, transgenerational trauma, peace psychology


The author introduces the concept of „historical trauma“ in the field of social sciences in Bulgaria. The text presents the main characteristics of the concept, several case studies, some open questions about the theoretical foundations and research methodology, as well as possible therapeutic, social and political applications. The paper contributes to the understanding of relationships among politics, history and psychology, as well as the psychological dimensions of historical processes.


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Stankov, G. . (2019). Historical trauma: when a thunderstorm strikes, the echo (does not) fade away. Politics & Security, 3(3), 63–103. Retrieved from http://politics-security.net/index.php/ojsdata/article/view/101