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Freud's Butcher: A Jewish Family Returns to Berggasse 19
Talk in English by Edie Jarolim
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7 p.m., Sigmund Freud Museum
Admission free, please register below
Volumes have been written about Sigmund Freud and his family, including their flight from Nazi-occupied Austria in June 1938. Far less is known about the relatives of Siegmund Kornmehl, whose butcher shop shared the famous address of 19 Berggasse for 44 years – and who was forced to sign over his business to the Nazis in October 1938. Now, 80 years later, a slide show and talk by the great niece of the successful tradesman will bring back to Vienna the eight Kornmehl brothers and sisters who thrived in the city during the same period as the Freuds did, and who intersected with the family in a variety of ways.
Edie Jarolim has a Ph.D. in American literature from New York University and is the author of five books and hundreds of articles on subjects ranging from travel and restaurants to art and dogs. She teaches food writing in the journalism department of the University of Arizona. She started the Freud's Butcher blog in 2012, when she discovered a picture of her great uncle's shop on the Freud Museum website. Recently, she blogged about the installation of Oscar Nemon's Freud statue at the Medical University of Vienna for PsychologyToday.com