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Memorial to Emigrated Psychoanalysts

Enthüllung einer Gedenktafel zur Erinnerung an emigrierte Psychoanalytiker

On Sunday 25 August, Ludger M. Hermanns and Regine Lockot will unveil a commemorative plaque in memory of the 130 psychoanalysts and training candidates from the former Berlin Psychoanalytical Institute in the Berlin district of Tiergarten who emigrated from Nazi Germany. The initiators are delighted to welcome all those interested in joining them next Sunday and attending the small memorial ceremony. The plaque has been sponsored by psychoanalysts and friends of psychoanalysis.

The Berlin Psychoanalytical Institute was located from 30.09.1928 to 14.06.1936 in a house which originally stood in Wichmannstraße 10, Berlin-Tiergarten. Two generations of analysts from here who played a leading role in the continuity of psychoanalysis in Germany would ultimately depart the country. Most of them were forced to do so as a result of the racial laws passed by the Nazis. Some of them also left Germany because they were convinced they would not be permitted to work in the field of psychoanalysis under the conditions imposed by the National Socialists.

The unveiling is to occur on 25.08.2013 at 17.00 in Wichmannstr. 10, 10787 Berlin.