Death of a ''Jewish Science'' (Psychoanalysis in the Third by James E Goggin

By James E Goggin

During this compelling publication, the position of the continuous trauma that the 3rd Reich had on person psychoanalysts is used to evaluate the occasions of the transformation of the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute into the Goring Institute. via this research, it truly is made up our minds even if psychoanalysis survived on the Goring Institute through the 3rd Reich. The 3rd Reich is extra defined in addition to the potential extinction of psychoanalysis throughout the process the radical.

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Some of the facts in Spiegel’s articles are inconsistent with other evidence and/or documents in archival material (for example, the Berlin Document Center), other publications in the ¤eld, other informants such as secretaries, or other interviews of the same person. The following are examples 22 DEATH OF A “JEWISH SCIENCE” of this discrepancy. In describing the building that the Göring Institute had taken from the BPI, Spiegel states, “The building was ‘leased’ from the owners with payments to be made to them.

Göring’s personal integrity and her claims of the survival of psychoanalysis at the Göring Institute were a naïve acceptance of the interview data from individuals whose perceptions of reality after the war were vulnerable to defensive distortion, if not outright coverup. The records at the Berlin Document Center (BDC) on M. H. Göring reveal the organizations to which he belonged on May 1, 1933. Only Party membership was necessary to lead an organization, but M. H. Göring belonged to the Sturmabteilung (SA) and the Dozentenbund, which were both ideologically extreme “right wing” elements of the Nazi movement.

We will use as a de¤nition of psychoanalysis the one accepted by the Copenhagen Congress for the International Psychoanalytic Association in 1967. It is as follows: The term “psychoanalysis” refers to a theory of personality structure and function, application of this theory to other branches of knowledge, and, ¤nally, to a speci¤c psychotherapeutic technique. This body of knowledge is based on and derived from the fundamental psychological discoveries made by Sigmund Freud. (International Journal of Psycho-Analysis 1968, 151) Our speci¤c aim is to determine whether psychoanalysis as a profession with a distinct philosophy and world view survived in the Third Reich.

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