Knowledge of tragedy can be a lifelong burden. Inside the Parrot Cage: Dialogues and Reflections about History, Trauma and Memory (IUniverse, 2004 $16) by Gerda Wever-Rabehl relates the true story of a child’s entrapment inside a cage, followed by his capture as a German soldier who was incarcerated by the Russians during World War II. By not having the pain and trauma of these experiences acknowledged by society, the effects of his pain are carried into his marriage, family life and psyche.
Gerda Wever-Rabehl of Burnaby was born in The Netherlands, completed a Master’s degree in the United Kingdom and a Ph.D. degree in British Columbia. Having published extensively in the areas of philosophy, and the philosophy of education, she has worked for Simon Fraser University and been a visiting scholar to various South Asian institutions for several years.
[BCBW 2005] "Psychology"