Tag Archives: Siegmund Kornmehl

The Butcher Shop in Freud’s Building: Kosher or Not?

The Butcher Shop in Freud’s Building: Kosher or Not?

My inspiration for starting this blog was the discovery that my great uncle’s butcher shop occupied a storefront in 19 Berggasse, the same building where Sigmund Freud lived and practiced.  According to my mother, Freud’s wife had bought kosher meat from one of my great uncles. I never knew which one, however, until I sawContinue Reading

A Tale of Two Siggies

A Tale of Two Siggies

This much I know: For more than four decades, Sigmund Freud and my great uncle, Siegmund Kornmehl, rented space in the same building in Vienna, 19 Berggasse. Siegmund Kornmehl had a storefront butcher business, while Sigmund Freud lived and practiced psychoanalysis upstairs. Beyond that, things get fuzzier. Was Martha Freud Really Affronted? I haven’t yetContinue Reading