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Ferenczi, S. (1919). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, November 28, 1919. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919, 370.

Ferenczi, S. (1919). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, November 28, 1919. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919 , 370

Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, November 28, 1919 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sándor Ferenczi

Budapest, November 28, 1919

Dear Professor,

The past few days have gone by in an aura of hopes and disappointments about the diagnosis with Toni. As if in seismographic oscillations we were trembling with the Viennese. Lajos Lévy consoles us with the chances of a radium therapy. Now we have become modest and want to rejoice over every moment that our friend still spends in our midst. Let us hope that fate will spare him all too great pains. The doctors must fulfill his demand for euthanasia; he has complete justification for it. He will now obviously occupy himself still more with his family and his legacy. I would like to give him the satisfaction of securing his large endowment. Tomorrow I am going to Bárczy, the present Minister of Justice.1 I will relate the information that he gives me to Garami, who will deliver it to you personally.

He will also ask you for information about his sister. Dr. Dubovitz2 will very probably make preparations for his divorce very soon. I thwarted his plan to go to Switzerland now with the Garamis (via Vienna!), which was only a plan to frustrate the treatment.

My hours are now taken except for those which have been reserved for the Pole. Please write Dr. Dubrovitz3 a card to the effect that I can't reserve the hour beyond December 1 (I don't know his exact address). He should send me an urgent telegram immediately.

I have not been oriented at all regarding the status of Rank's travel plan.4 Has it not been nullified by Toni's condition?

Well, and how have you lived through these difficult days? Not all too strongly taken to task, I hope.—Please write to me about the most important events, if only briefly. You can now entrust your letters to the mails, especially if they are registered.

Give regards from both of us to all our good friends.



Notes to "Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, November 28, 1919"

1 On November 24 a government, the third since August, had been formed under Károly Huszár, in which István Bárczy was minister of justice.

2 The “cz” in “Dubovicz” has been rewritten as “tz.”

3 See letters 825 and 826.

4 On November 19 Rank had departed for England via Holland on business of the fund and the Verlag, and on January 2, 1920, he returned to Vienna by way of Berlin and Leipzig.

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