How Freud fled the Nazis

With Professor Brett Kahr and Dr. Valerie Sinason

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On 10th May 1933, the Nazis began to burn books written by Jews along with books which were contrary to Nazi philosophy. Among the very first to be thrown into the flames were the collected works of Sigmund Freud. Upon learning of the destruction of his books, Freud remarked, “What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burnt me; nowadays they are content with burning my books.”

After the Anschluss of Austria in March 1938, the great man fled to London to die in freedom. To mark the eightieth anniversary of Freud’s death, Professor Brett Kahr, Senior Fellow at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology in London and Trustee of the Freud Museum London, as well as author of Life Lessons from Freud and Coffee with Freud, will be in conversation with Dr. Valerie Sinason, poet, writer, and psychoanalyst.

 

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