Stolz und Unsicherheit - Das psychologische Erbe des bulgarischen Geheimdienstes DS
Author(s): Diana Ivanova
Pride and Unease - the Psychological Heritage of the Bulgarian Secret Police Service DS
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences
Published by: Südosteuropa Gesellschaft e.V.
Keywords: Bulgaria; Bulgarian Secret Polive Service; Pride; Unease
Summary/Abstract: The essay looks into the difficult emotional world of Bulgarian children – today grown up and living all over Europe – toward their parents (most of all, toward their fathers) who had worked in the communist secret police service Darzhavna Sigurnost (DS). Based on interviews with some of these “children of the DS” and comparing them with German research and experience of psychotherapists on the subject matter, the author follows the question whether the inner identification of children with their fathers and their stories– oscillating between pride and unease – deserves deeper analysis. Additionally, the question arises whether the lack of generational conflicts in Bulgaria is closely related to the unsuccessful coming to terms with the communist past.
- Issue Year: 2018
- Issue No: 05-06
- Page Range: 74-84
- Page Count: 11
- Language: German