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Freud, S. (1875). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Eduard Silberstein, October 2, 1875. The Letters of Sigmund Freud to Eduard Silberstein 1871-1881, 131-139.

Freud, S. (1875). Letter from Sigmund Freud to Eduard Silberstein, October 2, 1875. The Letters of Sigmund Freud to Eduard Silberstein 1871-1881, 131-139

Letter from Sigmund Freud to Eduard Silberstein, October 2, 1875 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sigmund Freud

Written a quarter of an hour after receipt
Vienna, October 2, 1875

Dear Berganza,

Do not worry about your brother's effects; there is a gentleman here from Freiberg who owns a boarding house, and since he is a friend of my parents, they thought of commending you and your brother to him so that you could live in his house. My father used a ruse to invite your brother on a inspection and to explain that he had some effects, etc. None of it has anything to do with Klamper. As far as the above-mentioned house is concerned, it seems to me to be well situated for your brother, but it is less suitable for you, being in Wieden, quite a long way from the University.

I agree with all you say about the lectures in our alma mater and, like you, I am very sorry it should be that way. Even the theoretical lectures in medicine are worthless and open to criticism because they do not change from year to year and contain no more than the official parts of the official disciplines. But don't voice this opinion when you come to Vienna, because people might easily think you are boasting that you have been in the “Reich.”

I have heard nothing from Klamper. I wrote to him when I left for England, but have had no time to write since my return. Seeing your anxiety, however, I shall write today (provided I can find his address) and ask him to come and see me. I don't think there is much cause to worry about him. If he has carried out the plan he once made he will have been a soldier since yesterday.

Other news that will weigh heavily on you I cannot keep back; Wahle's father1 died suddenly without being able to take his leave of his family, having lost consciousness on the stairs of his own home. He had a heart attack and died of a stroke. The poor wife is beside herself with grief, the children are more composed.

Braun is looking forward to your arrival as he is anxious to hear about conditions at your University of Leipzig. He asked Herzig how things were in Berlin and received a very unfavorable report on that great city.

I am very pleased with your photograph; I expect to receive those of my nieces in Manchester in a few days.

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