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Wolf, E.S. (1992). Jahrbuch Der Psychoanalyse. Beiträge Zur Theorie Und Praxis: Band 25. (Yearbook of Psychoanalysis. Contributions to Theory and Praxis. Vol. 25.) Stuttgart: Frommann-Holzboog, 1989. 296 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 61:133-136.

(1992). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 61:133-136

Jahrbuch Der Psychoanalyse. Beiträge Zur Theorie Und Praxis: Band 25. (Yearbook of Psychoanalysis. Contributions to Theory and Praxis. Vol. 25.) Stuttgart: Frommann-Holzboog, 1989. 296 pp.

Review by:
Ernest S. Wolf

The scope of the 1989 volume of this respected series is indicated by its division into three parts: Historical Contributions; Psychoanalysis and Philosophy; and Clinical Contributions. The lead article is by Hans Keilson, a well-known German-Jewish novelist who is also a psychoanalyst practicing in the Netherlands. The chapter is entitled "Psychoanalysis and National Socialism" and was first presented at a meeting of the German Psychoanalytical Association in the spring of 1989. Keilson discusses aspects of the history of psychoanalysis in Germany during the Hitler years. Beyond that, he comments more generally on the facts and tragic fate of the Jews as a minority group in Germany. He rejects the accusation that psychoanalysis is a Jewish science. In an interesting juxtaposition of Breuer and Freud, both Jews, he notes that neither Breuer's flight from Anna O.'s transference nor Freud's utilization of it to make discoveries reveals any particular Jewish themes: "[The fact] that Freud could put behind himself his neurological, physiological, and physical-theoretical preoccupations speaks for his genius but not for his Jewishness" (p. 24). Keilson alludes to the accommodation of German organizations to the Nazis, a theme that is discussed in more detail in the second chapter, by Ludger Herman, "Conditions and Limits of Scientific Productivity of Psychoanalysts in Germany, 1933-1945." He points out that no creative contributions could be

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