The issue explores psychological consequences of past genocide. It uses a multiplicity of theoretical approaches to understand how historical genocide affects current intergroup relations and psychological well-being.
INTRODUCTION After the Genocide: Psychological Perspectives on Victim, Bystander, and Perpetrator Groups Johanna Ray Vollhardt and Michal Bilewicz SECTION I: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON PROCESSES AMONG PERPETRATOR GROUPS National Narrative and Social Psychological Influences in Turks Denial of the Mass Killings of Armenians as Genocide Rezarta Bilali Moral Immemorial: The Rarity of Self-Criticism for Previous Generations Genocide or Mass Violence Colin Wayne Leach, Fouad Bou Zeineddine, and Sabina Cehajic-Clancy Thou Shall Not Kill ... Your Brother: Victim Perpetrator Cultural Closeness and Moral Disapproval of Polish Atrocities against Jews after the Holocaust Miroslaw Kofta and Patrycja Slawuta When the Past is Far from Dead: How Ongoing Consequences of Genocides Committed by the Ingroup Impact Collective Guilt Roland Imhoff, Michael J. A. Wohl, and Hans-Peter Erb SECTION II: CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES ON HEALING AMONG VICTIM GROUPS Child Survivors of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and Trauma-Related Affect Suzanne Kaplan Restoring Self in Community: Collective Approaches to Psychological Trauma after Genocide Laurie Anne Pearlman SECTION III: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON PROCESSES AMONG VICTIM GROUPS The Never Again State of Israel: The Emergence of the Holocaust as a Core Feature of Israeli Identity and Its Four Incongruent Voices Yechiel Klar, Noa Shori-Eyal, and Yonat Klar Crime against Humanity or Crime against Jews ? Acknowledgment in Construals of the Holocaust and Its Importance for Intergroup Relations Johanna Ray Vollhardt SECTION IV: PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION Reconciliation through the Righteous: The Narratives of Heroic Helpers as a Fulfillment of Emotional Needs in Polish Jewish Intergroup Contact Michal Bilewicz and Manana Jaworska A World without Genocide: Prevention, Reconciliation, and the Creation of Peaceful Societies Ervin Staub COMMENTARY ON THE ISSUE The Aftermath of Genocide: History as a Proximal Cause Peter Glick and Elizabeth Levy Paluck