The Freud Museum, at 20 Maresfield Gardens in Hampstead, London, was the home of Sigmund Freud and his family when they escaped Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938:
"In March 1938, after the 'Anschluss' of Austria, Freud's daughter Anna, herself a practicing psychoanalyst, was interrogated by the secret police. On the initiative of Marie Bonaparte, the Freud family left Austria in June 1938 for British exile. In the last months of his life, Freud completed his last book, Moses and Monotheism. Three weeks after the outbreak of World War II, Freud died after having been administered heavy doses of morphine - it seems, upon his own request"1.
The house, now hosting the Museum, remained the family home until Anna Freud, Freud's youngest daughter, died in 1982. The centrepiece of the museum is Freud's library and study, preserved just as it was during his lifetime2..
- Last contribution of Francesco Motolese (August 2015)
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