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November 29, 2018 at 8:04 am

WOUB Interviews Trauschweizer about Coming Home from War Project

Ingo Trauschweizer, portrait

Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer

WOUB Digital interviewed Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer, Associate Professor of History & Director of the Contemporary History Institute, for a story headlined “Institute Invites Veterans to Explore ‘Dialogues on the Experience of War.”

Next year, the Contemporary History Institute will present a series of three two-hour conversations about the experiences of coming home from combat for regional veterans. Each meeting will include discussion of various humanities sources that explore historical experiences of war, which will serve as a sort of jumping off point to allow for veterans and service members to discuss their own personal experiences with war and coming back home after their service.

“It seems to me, as an observer, that (many veterans) have the sense that their war and their generation was unique — and it’s true that every individual’s experience differs,” said Trauschweizer. “But there are some things (such as) losing one’s sense of purpose (at the end of the conflict), survivor’s guilt, having to redefine one’s sense of identity either as individual or in a group, dealing with trauma and the like that are found in the earliest sources we have about war in antiquity, to the present, that kind of recycle.”

Listen to the interview at WOUB Digital.


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