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Ferenczi, S. (1925). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, December 30, 1925. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 241-243.

Ferenczi, S. (1925). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, December 30, 1925. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi Volume 3, 1920-1933, 241-243

Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, December 30, 1925 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sándor Ferenczi

Hotel Hessler
Berlin-Charlottenburg
Kantstr. 165-166
Am Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten
Fernsprecher Amt Steinpl.
7080-70891
Berlin, Wednesday
[December 30, 1925,] A.M.

Dear Professor,

I want to try to summarize events briefly.

I already reported on the course of the burial by telegram; also about the financial situation of the Abraham family. My statements in this regard have been confirmed in the meantime; Abraham's brother-in-law promised to care for the family in such a way that nothing in their lifestyle will have to change. (He is well-to-do and unmarried.) Frau Abraham did, to be sure, express the wish to seize any opportunity for work, that is to say, accept a position which suits her.—

Eitingon arrived fresh and eager for action.2 Before his arrival there were all sorts of partisan stirrings here of the dei minorum gentium3 (Böhm,4 Liebermann5). At my urging he himself publicly announced his candidacy,6 whereupon all those voices grew silent.—With regard to the presidency,7 I did careful research as to what he would say to my candidacy, but I found that he would interpret that as a denigration of his person, as incompetence for the presidency, etc., whereupon I immediately made a motion simply to take over the agendas of the leader until the next Congress without any mandate.8 I had to tell him, to be sure, that long absences are incompatible with all these positions. He thereupon informed me that his wife had made the “heroic” decision to subordinate her private wishes etc.

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