Laura Kromják (ELTE Faculty of Social Sciences), Ajlina Karamehic-Muratovic (Zayed University & St Louis University): Memories of Genocide and Mass Violence: Remembrance and Intergenerational Trauma

Remembrance and Forgiveness: Global and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Genocide and Mass Violence (2020) and Intergenerational Trauma in Refugee Communities (forthcoming in 2023), co-edited by panel presenters, bring together case studies from scholars and researchers from interdisciplinary fields around the globe. The first volume which explores the ways in which remembrance and forgiveness have changed over time and how they have been used in more recent cases of genocide and mass violence, shifts the focus to the second volume and specifically the intergenerational transmission of trauma – or ways in which historical, cultural, and economic trauma experienced by one generation affect future generations. To illustrate the latter and how trauma is transmitted intergenerationally among the post-genocide generation and genocide survivors and the issues to consider, we use the Bosnian diaspora resettled in St. Louis, USA, as a case study. The themes discussed in this panel have implications for mass violence research and potentially reconciliation in post-genocidal and mass violence communities across the world.