My Nazi Legacy – in conversation with Philippe Sands

    Friday 28th October, 18:30 - 21:30
    Institute of Group Analysis, London NW3 5BY


    Join-the-Debate@IGA is back, and this time we will be joined by screenplay writer and human-rights lawyer Philippe Sands in showing the documentary My Nazi Legacy (also known as What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy). The documentary looks at how Niklas Frank and Horst von Wächter, the sons of the Nazi governor of Poland and the Nazi governor of Galicia in Ukraine, has dealt differently with their fathers’ Nazi legacy. 

    This powerful documentary raises significant issues about the transmission of trauma across generations, the impact of having a major criminal as a father, the different ways in which children process the experience and what interventions Group Analysis can contribute which can help such victims heal their personal trauma and prevent any possibility of inflicting personal or more wide (family and social) pathology.


    Philippe Sands, is a professor of law at University College London, and a barrister at Matrix Chambers. His new book, from which the film is drawn, is East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity (2016).

    Jason Maratos, is a Training Group Analyst, a Psychiatrist and a member of the IGA. He is the editor of the IGA’s 40th anniversary publications Foundations andApplications of Group Analysis for the Twenty-First Century (2015; 2016)

    18:15    Registration
    18:30    Documentary: My Nazi Legacy
    20:10    Refreshments
    20:30    Response by IGA group analyst Jason Maratos
    Followed by large group and Q&A with Philippe Sands
    21:30    End


    Ticket prices:

    IGA Members/Students  £10
    Public £15

    Please note that light refreshments (juice, wine and nibbles) are included in the ticket price.

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