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London & Vienna: Freud’s World & A Family Reunion

London & Vienna: Freud’s World & A Family Reunion

There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes in the Freud’s Butcher universe, but it’s like the proverbial tree falling in the forest: If a blogger doesn’t post about events, did they really happen? They did, and they will–and here’s the proof. Psychology Today I’ve made many forays into discussions of Freud’s life —Continue Reading

Freud’s Butcher, Year One: Five Highlights

Freud’s Butcher, Year One: Five Highlights

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since I wrote my first post here, a speculation on whether Freud ate kosher. It’s been quite the wild ride since then — a statement that might surprise those who think that genealogy is boring. But if you use the term family history  — emphasis onContinue Reading

Word Play: Pondering Family, Food & Freud

Word Play: Pondering Family, Food & Freud

It’s a holiday weekend. I have several posts half finished, waiting for additional historical information to arrive or, in the case of some difficult topics, for the right angle to strike me. So I decided to tinker with my blog — specifically, with the names of my subcategories, Genealogy, Psychology & Meat. Because I didn’tContinue Reading

Freud Friday: The Incredible, Edible Freud

Freud Friday: The Incredible, Edible Freud

It’s been several months since I visited New York and received a delightful gift from Lothar Hoelbling, the former archivist of the Jewish Community of Vienna. Writing in advance of my meeting with him, I said he should be prepared to answer a lot of questions about the archives. Perhaps he hoped to head meContinue Reading

Freud, Humor & the Importance of Primary Sources

Freud, Humor & the Importance of Primary Sources

This seems to be Revisionist Week. Monday I wrote about how my great uncle’s kosher butcher shop in Freud’s building was not kosher after all: The Butcher Shop in Freud’s Building: Kosher or No?  Yesterday I followed up a post about wanting villainous ancestors with one that said that it might not be such aContinue Reading

Was Freud a Schmoozer? Frank Tallis Says Yes

Was Freud a Schmoozer? Frank Tallis Says Yes

Back to basics. The idea of Funny Freud Friday stemmed in large part from my quest to determine whether Freud was the type of person who would have schmoozed with his butcher, my great uncle. Today I present more evidence that he was from Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist and the author of a terrificContinue Reading