“.. the destruction ranging in the outer world may meet the very real aggressiveness ranging in the inside of the child”

“Instead of turning away from them (war conditions) in instinctive horror, as people seem to expect, the child may turn towards them with primitive excitement. The real danger is not that the child, caught up all innocently in the whirlpool of war, will be shocked into illness. The danger lies in the fact that the destruction ranging in the outer world may meet the very real aggressiveness ranging in the inside of the child.”

― Anna Freud, War And Children



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