Psychoanalysts and their national identity




Please note that the event has been postponed and relocated. Details about this, along with the corresponding link, will be published here later, at an appropriate time.


On the occasion of the discussion on the meaning of national identities, which is currently being raised in connection with the war of aggression of the Russian Federation on Ukraine, the German-Eastern European Working Group of the DPV invites to a conference on the topic: Psychoanalysts and their National Identity. The inclusion of historical backgrounds is important to us.


The Program Overview

Friday evening, May 24:  Film screening followed by a discussion

Saturday, May 25: Two key lectures followed by a discussion


Tanja Penter (Historian, Professor of Eastern European History at the University of Heidelberg) with the title: Historical Controversies and Memory Conflicts: Central Points of National Identity in Ukraine and Russia.

Ludger M. Hermanns (Psychoanalyst in Berlin and Honorary Archivist of the DPV) with the title: The Project of a so-called German psychoanalysis: The Failure of a Nationalistic Version of Psychoanalysis in Nazi Germany.

Sunday morning, May 26: Clinical Work with Case Presentation by Svetlana Abramova (Psychoanalyst IPA, Slovakia).

To see and download the detailed Program, as well as all additional information about the event, please click here


Conference language: English

Venue: House of the European Psychoanalytical Federation (EPF) in Brussels



We look forward to your participation.

Working group: Ilia Borovikov, Christa Hack, Andrea Schlanstein


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