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Ferenczi, S. (1914). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, July 27, 1914. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919, 9.

Ferenczi, S. (1914). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, July 27, 1914. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919 , 9

Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, July 27, 1914 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sándor Ferenczi

Budapest, July 27 [1914]

Dear Professor,

As improbable as it is that, under present circumstances,1 this letter will reach you in the foreseeable future, I will nevertheless attempt to give you a sign of life.—

The trip to England is off; as a conscript for the Home Guard—I am not permitted to leave the country. It would be a piece of luck if I don't get called up. I have been assigned to the Honvéd Hussars2 (!) as an assistant physician, so I would have to go on a campaign on horseback. In any event, I am staying here until the first of August; if I'm not called up in the meantime, I will go to the Tátra (if it is possible to travel at all), where Frau G. is staying with her family, and I will wait and see what happens there. Perhaps I will make contact with Rank and make some tours with him in the Tirol.

Today I received notification from Jung of his resignation from the Association. So, “alone, at last”!3

It is not impossible that the war will also have a detrimental effect on our Congress. The foreigners won't want to come.

Shouldn't we call off the Congress now, already?

Kind regards,

Ferenczi

Notes to "Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, July 27, 1914"

1 On July 23 the Austrian government had issued an ultimatum, with a deadline of forty-eight hours, to Serbia. Although the Serbian response of July 25 partially acceded to the demands, Austria-Hungary responded on the same day with a breaking off of diplomatic relations and a partial mobilization. On July 28 Austria-Hungary would declare war on Serbia.

2 Home Guard Hussars.

3 After the French phrase “enfin seul,” the title of a painting by Emile Toffano, which became well known in the nineteenth century.

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