09-12-1914 Ferenczi to Freud


Potato, the 9 December 1914

Dear Professor,

The pattern outside - conditioning inside - my long silence was, this time, serious enough cooling, contracted during a night exercise - I attended without being required. Now, I'm well again. Works mutation do not want to grow faster than the Germans in Argonne 1 ; Mine are always asked, although some have exploded without success. (There 6 month, the military way of expression would have seemed insane. I fear that, for years, the whole intellectual life of Europe was dominated by the war - even if peace is reached much earlier.)

I am very happy not to give up hope to see you here one day. On m'enverra demain, by mail Györ, list of correspondences that work. New commander, more severe, we simply prohibits regular Sunday outings, so my trip to Vienna is questioned. Maybe I'll get there though.

After successfully making friends of all the gentlemen and ladies of the garrison, and also to give satisfaction to my superiors as a military doctor, I think I have done my duty, and my desire to return to Budapest to my usual work becomes more intense.

I have forgotten twice to tell you that I received a few lines in Budapest of Otto Gross ; he joined the army - as he writes - as a military doctor, and Hongrie 2. I was very surprised by this. Another colleague wrote to me is Eitingon 3. Both have also tried to contact me personally, à Budapest.

My cordial greetings to the dear family members. Your daughter says Sophie the atmosphere in Germany ?

Sincerely, Ferenczi

  1. Mountains on the border between France and beige, where the German advance was stopped, to transform itself into a war of position.
  2. The 8 July 1914, Otto Gross fut congédié, "Cured", the psychiatric clinic Troppau (Silesia) ; thereafter, he undertook an analysis with Wilhelm Stekel, à Bad Ischi. When war broke out, Gross worked as a volunteer doctor in section ill of smallpox, hospital Franz Joseph in Vienna, then Northern Hungary, in a hospital for contagious campaign, A Ungvar (Today in Ukraine). Then, returned to civilian life, he served as a medical reserve Territorial Army, the Imperial and Royal Hospital for contagious Vinkovci, and Slavonia. View Emmanuel Hurwitz, Otto Gross, Paradise-seekers between Freud and Jung (Otto Gross in search of paradise between Freud and Jung), Frankfurt am Main, Suhrkamp, 1988.
  3. Max Eitingon, as an Austrian citizen, voluntarily enlisted in the army (Eitingon to Freud, 24 VIII 1914, SFC) ; He was first stationed at the garrison hospital in Prague, then in various localities in Hungary (Cash, Iglo, Hatvan, Miskolc).

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