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Anna Freud

Birthplace: Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Death: Died in London, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sigmund Freud and Martha Bernays
Sister of Mathilde Freud; Jean-Martin Freud; Oliver Freud; Ernst Ludwig Freud and Sophie Freud

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About Anna Freud

Anna Freud (3 December 1895 – 9 October 1982) was the sixth and last child of Sigmund Freud and Martha Bernays. Born in Vienna, she followed the path of her father and contributed to the newly born field of psychoanalysis.

Alongside Melanie Klein, she may be considered the founder of psychoanalytic child psychology: as her father put it, child analysis 'had received a powerful impetus through "the work of Frau Melanie Klein and of my daughter, Anna Freud"'. Compared to her father, her work emphasized the importance of the ego and its ability to be trained socially. . . . Continued on Wikipedia.

World War I figured prominently in the life of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) and his family, but at first it scarcely interrupted the usual rhythms of life. The family and their friends and relatives continued their vacations and travel in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Germany, and the mail continued to function well. Judging from the letters, only gradually did difficulties at borders arise and some problems with food appear. In the summer of 1915, the hotels in Bad Ischl (Austria) were crowded in August, and the war seemed distant. However, the next year in Bad Gastein, there was a shortage of white bread. However, Anna in nearby Altaussee found the bread supply to be fine. In 1917, vacations continued, and Sigmund Freud, to offset anticipated shortages, brought with him supplies of eggs, cheese, butter, and bread (and cigars) that had been sent by friends. Travel continued even in the fateful last months of the war when Anna went to Budapest. But now, she brought back food to Vienna, and in September recorded living on beans and potatoes. Her trip to Budapest was for a psychoanalytic congress, which was duly held the autumn of 1918 while cataclysmic events were ripping apart the Austro-Hungarian Empire. -- From a review of the Anna Freud-Sigmund Freud Letters.

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Anna Freud's Timeline

December 3, 1895
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
October 9, 1982
Age 86
London, United Kingdom