Transgenerational Transmission of traumatic Experiences


The transmission of psychological effects of traumatic experiences onto following generations has been increaslingly discussed in recent years. Alongside the results of traumatizing events, ways of upbringing and communication about what has been experienced are considered as factors influencing the transgenerational transmission of traumatic experiences.

The Center ÜBERLEBEN is undertaking a study of the phenomena of transgenerational transmission of traumatic experiences in Cambodia. For this study around 800 survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime and their now adult children in a number of provinces in Cambodia were interviewed.
A further aim of this project is the assessment of available information about the Khmer Rouge regime and its background in both generations.

Co-operation Partners

Free University Berlin
TPO Cambodia


German Foreign Ministry

Contact Partner

Dipl. Psych. Nadine Stammel
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