Freud's voice to be heard again in Vienna

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Freud's voice to be heard again in Vienna

Exactly 75 years after the death of Sigmund Freud, the Vienna museum dedicated to his life and work will present the only surviving audio recording of the founder of psychoanalysis.


The recording, made by the BBC after Freud fled Vienna in 1938, will be played on September 23rd as a sound installation in his former apartment at 19 Berggasse, in Vienna's Alsergrund district.

A plaque inscribed simply with the word "Freud" will also be unveiled, serving both as a memorial to the great man and to highlight the expulsion of Freud and countless other Austrian Jews by the Nazis.

From September 23-30th, the museum will present a week long special exhibition in public spaces dedicated to Freud's achievements.

Advertising columns and city lights will display quotes from Freud's work.

An exhibition will also open on Friday at the 21er House, comprising works from Belvedere and the Sigmund Freud Museum Contemporary Art Collection.

Sigmund Freud died in London on September 23, 1939 from a self-administered dose of morphine after struggling with cancer for decades.



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