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The Spanish flu, Covid-19 and Sigmund Freud

What can we learn from history?

In 1920 - exactly 100 years before the outbreak of the corona pandemic - Freud's daughter Sophie died of the Spanish flu, which claimed millions of lives at the end of the First World War.

Essay by Jeanne Wolff Bernstein, chairwoman of the advisory board of the Sigmund Freud Foundation

Monika Pessler and Daniela Finzi, 2020 (c) Sigmund Freud Foundation
Monika Pessler and Daniela Finzi, 2020 (c) Sigmund Freud Foundation

Happy Birthday Sigmund Freud!

Greetings from the Sigmund Freud Museum

On the occasion of Sigmund Freud's birthday on May 6th, Director Monika Pessler and Research Director Daniela Finzi congratulate with video greetings

John Baldessari (1931 – 2020)

We mourn the loss of the outstanding conceptual artist John Baldessari, whose extensive oeuvre had a lasting influence on the progress of art history from the 1960/1970s up to today. On January 2, Baldessari passed away at the age of 88 in Venice, California.

Carlo Strenger (1958 – 2019)

The Sigmund Freud Foundation mourns the loss of Carlo Strenger.