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Freud's Escape from Vienna

David Cohen

06/03/2011 2:45 pm

Freud escaped from Vienna with the help of a good Nazi Anton Sauerwald who in his spare time made bombs. In the book The Escape of Sigmund Freud David Coehn tells the story of their relationship. Sauerwald organised the removal of all Freud’s belongings from Vienna which is why you see the real analytic couch in the Freud Museum in Hampstead. Very unjustly Sauerwald was accused of war crimes after the war. He also talks about Freud’s experiments with cocaine which are the subject of Freud on Coke.

David Cohen

David Cohen is a film maker, writer and occasional publisher. His The Escape of Sigmund Freud studied how Freud left Vienna. He is finishing a film on the childhood of the poet Ted Hughes. Current publishing include How to Cook Your Husband The African Way.