Award Year: 2007
Dr. Bohleber has devoted much of his considerable energy to a particular range of topics: trauma in both the individual and wider social sense, terrorism, right-wing extremism, anti-Semitism, and the consequences of the particular history with the Nazi era of German National Socialism. As a German analyst, Dr. Bohleber has exhibited great integrity and courage in pursuing his concern with the past German silence, shame, and guilt concerning the crimes of the Nazis. He has written important books and papers on the psychoanalytic understanding of the Holocaust, violence, extremism, and xenophobia. Interested in the welfare of children, he studied adolescence, identity, and the transgenerational consequences of World War II on children’s development.