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The Berlin Psychoanalytic in Palestine

Veronika Fuechtner

in Berlin Psychoanalytic

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780520258372
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520950382 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520258372.003.0004
The Berlin Psychoanalytic in Palestine

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This chapter deals with the exile of the Berlin Psychoanalytic. It also follows the complex relationship between modernism and fascism in modernism's many moments of uprooting, disruption, and transformation in exile, and also in its threads of continuity and transformation in the Third Reich. This category is not a productive one in the face of the “great deal of a gray both culpable and exculpatory” that the historian Geoffrey Cocks describes as a part of the history of psychoanalysis in the Third Reich. The Berlin Psychoanalytic assumed different dimensions as psychoanalytic discussions of Jewishness, anti-Semitism, and fascism gained a new urgency in its transition to exile. Lastly, this chapter also depicts an ending from the perspective of Arnold Zweig, a writer from a German-language émigré culture who could not adapt himself to a new, Hebrew-based nation.

Keywords: modernism; fascism; Third Reich; Arnold Zweig; anti-Semitism

Chapter.  12361 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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