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Alice Miller

Breaking Down the Wall of Silence - The Liberating Experience of Facing Painful Truth

(German title: Abbruch der Schweigemauer)
ca. 160 pages
Paperback
2003
Alice Miller
Foto: Alice Miller
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Alice Miller has been a psychotherapist and researcher in matters of the influence of childhood troubles on the adult for more than 20 years. In 1980 she decided to dedicate herself completely to writing in order to commit to her broad experience of the deeper meanings of childhood and share her knowledge of their decisive persistence in entire life with a larger public. Alice Miller died on April 14th, 2010 at the age of 87.

www.alice-miller.com

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Psychohistorical analyses of such brutal tyrants as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Nicolae Ceausescu show the obvious links between the horrors of their childhoods and the horror they inflicted on the world. Dr. Miller pleads for a course of remembrance and recognition on the part of the victim, and for awareness and condemnation of child abuse on the part of the society.

She advocates getting access to and articulating long-denied emotions so that healing may take place. In her extensive new Preface for this edition, Alice Miller discusses the increasing attention being paid to childhood abuse since the book's original publication. She also reveals personal details about her own life that explain her special interest in childhood and emotional growth, the kind of growth that can encourage survivors to face the truth, to heal, thereby preventing future abuse from taking place.

Other publications

Wege des Lebens/Paths of Life (2007)

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Dein gerettetes Leben/Free from Lies (2007)

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Die Revolte des Körpers/The Body Never Lies (2005)

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Evas Erwachen/Thruth Will Set You Free (2003)

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Das Drama des begabten Kindes und die Suche nach dem wahren Selbst/Drama of the Gifted Child (1997)

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Das verbannte Wissen/Banished Knowledge (1990)

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Der gemiedene Schlüssel/ The Untouched Key (1988)

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Bilder einer Kindheit/Pictures of a Childhood (1985)

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Du sollst nicht merken/Thou Shalt Not Be Aware (1983)

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Am Anfang war Erziehung/For Your Own Good (1983)

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