By (author) Helen P. Fry
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Freud's War by Helen P. Fry
Book DescriptionDespite his worldwide reputation as the father of modern psychology, Sigmund Freud's security in his native Vienna changed overnight when Hitler's forces annexed Austria on 12 March 1938. His books had already been burned across Germany, and now he and his family were at immediate risk. The Nazis carried out regular raids on Jewish families' homes, and the Freuds were no exception. They suffered a period of house arrest and two months of uncertainty before finally securing papers for emigration to England and making a dramatic, last-minute escape. Following their escape from Austria, both Sigmund's son Martin and his grandson Walter enlisted in the British Forces, going on to fight for Britain behind enemy lines in Austria. Using previously unpublished family archives and photographs, including correspondence and Sigmund Freud's diary, Helen Fry opens a window into the Freuds' family life both in pre-War Vienna, and during the Second World War in Britain, with their homeland under the influence of the Nazis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750951128
(235mm x 165mm x 10mm)
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Helen P. Fry
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German Schoolboy, British Commando, Hardback (January 2010)» View all books by Helen P. Fry
Colin Anson was born Claus Ascher in Berlin. He was forced to flee Nazi Germany because his father, Curt Ascher, was one of Hitler's few serious political opponents during the 1930s. In 1939, Colin found refuge in Britain, where he went on to join the British Army. This title presents an account of his valiant service in the second World War.
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Author Biography - Helen P. Fry
Helen Fry is the author of "The King s Own Most Loyal Enemy Aliens: Germans Who Fought for Britain in the Second World War.""
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