Can trauma be inherited? This question is explored by the psychological concept of transgenerational transmission. It delves into the idea that unhealed traumas from one generation, such as suppressed guilt or loss, can be passed on to the next generation. Consequently, descendants can become indirectly involved in their ancestor’s burdens, which seem to disappear into a mist of collective silence. In both autobiographical and fictional fragments, 'Clandestine' explores the malaise arising from such hidden traumas.