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Psychoanalysis, Nazism and "Jewish science"

Frosh, Stephen (2003) Psychoanalysis, Nazism and "Jewish science". International Journal of Psychoanalysis 84 (5), pp. 1315-1332. ISSN 0020-7578.

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Abstract

In this paper the author offers a partial examination of the troubled history of psychoanalysis in Germany during the Nazi period. Of particular interest is the impact on psychoanalysis of its 'Jewish origins'--something denigrated by the Nazis but reclaimed by more recent Jewish and other scholars. The author traces the rapid decline of the pre-Nazi psychoanalytic institutions under the sway of a policy of appeasement and collaboration, paying particular attention to the continuation of some forms of psychoanalytic practice within the 'Göring Institute'. He suggests that a feature of this history was the anti-Semitism evidenced by some non-Jewish psychoanalysts, which revealed an antagonism towards their own positioning as followers of the 'Jewish science'.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): anti-semitism, german psychoanalysis, goring institute, 'jewish science', nazism
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2005
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:32
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/104

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