22-09-1914 Freud to Abraham

* Hamburg, 22.9.14.

Cher ami,

Thank you very much for all the preparations that you plan to do for my second trip to Berlin, especially as regards England (1). It is based on this that I intend to leave here Friday morning to arrive by a ten to Berlin, where I could stay until the evening six hours. The time is too short for a group session; it is better, if you can, the whole book at our meeting.

This is not the first time that I am in Hamburg; but this is the first time that I did not like in a foreign city. I stay with my children, I'm talking about the success of "our" borrowing opportunities and discusses 'our' battle for millions. It reminds me a little further discussion, about an ancient battle gigantic, that, after some partial successes, is lost in the sands (2). Thus, according to the theory of metempsychosis, we must remember a previous existence.

My little son (3) is a cute little guy, who knows you so enthralled by his laughter as soon as you take care of him, someone well educated, civilized, which, in an era of unbridled bestiality, is doubly valuable. The strict upbringing a wise mother, educated principles Hugh Hellmuth 1 made him the greatest good.

My son has, occasionally, to portray a hero in the war and expand the death of a hero on the battlefield; but the rest of the time, he can devote himself to his family, so the day passes pleasantly.

I happen to think the station just for lunch; and in my calculations, the hospitality of your home is always a constant.

Hoping that this letter will come to you anyway before me, I extend my warmest greetings to you, your dear wife and all your children, that, I hope, labor are taking up quite.

Your Freud.


1. Refers to projects to establish a connection with Anna, who had been surprised by the outbreak of war in England.

2. Allusion to the quarrel with Jung.

3. Seriously, Sophie et fils de Max Halberstadt.

4.Hermione by Hugh Hellmuth, Viennese psychoanalyst nonphysician.

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