Letter from Freud to MacCurdy dated 24th January 1916 discussing the impact of the conflict on Freud's work, 19160124
Scope and Contents
The 'Zeitschrift' is continuing, though reduced because of the War. Freud hopes that the continuing international interest in psychoanalysis, particularly in America, will ensure the future of the work. He comments that America could help to shorten the War if it wanted. Freud fears that because his school is based in Austria (an aggressor in the conflict) this has negative associations, noting that Jungian work fares better for being more associated with Switzerland, a neutral country. Freud ends by adding that he himself has three sons who have been fighting in the War and who have kept well, and even distinguished themselves.
Existence and Location of Copies
This sheaf of typed up documents (two English translations and 1 German transcription) exists without the original, which may once have been in the archive but does not appear to be anymore.