"Escaping Nazi Germany. On forced migration of psychoanalysts of the Berlin Lankwitz ‘General’ to Palestine and the United States"
Dear Touro Community and friends,
we would like to invite you to a new guest lecture as part of our TCB lecture series. You are cordially invited to join the lecture takin
Location: Touro Coll
g place on Tuesday, Nov. 26th at 6:30pm.
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Thomas Müller, M.D., M.A.
Topic: "Escaping Nazi Germany. On forced migration of psychoanalysts of the Berlin Lankwitz ‘General’ to Palestine and the United Staege Berlin, Am Rupenhorn 5, 14055 Berlin - Main Building, Room “Berlin”
The history of psychoanalysis in National socialist Germany and the forced migration of (mainly Jewish) psychoanalysts have already been studied in a variety of research projects. However, comparisons between different cultural and political contexts of countries of immigration have hardly been drawn. This talk aims to compare the cultural, political and medical spheres that immigrants faced in both Palestine and the United States during the Second World War and thereafter, by portraying the migrational process of Jewish psychoanalysts. Being brought up in different cultural and geographical contexts in Europe, medical doctors came to live in Weimar Berlin. They made different decisions concerning their route of escape and destination, which in part were made for professional reasons but, as is argued, also reflected their upbringing and personal attitude. Their life and work represent the complexity and multi-author enterprise of 20th century psychoanalysis and its diverse forms of development.
We look forward to seeing you on the 26th of November!
Prof. Dr. Peter Theiss--Abendroth
Ort: Touro College Berlin, Am Rupenhorn 5, 14055 Berlin - Main Building, Room “Berlin”