Refugees and Immigrants: Their Experience and Contribution to Psychoanalysis in North America - Virtual Roundtable #3 (Live)
"Genocide: What Psychoanalysis Lost in the Holocaust"
In this third roundtable, panelists will discuss what was lost when entire institutes were destroyed through emigration, war, and genocide. While some institutes like the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society were reestablished, the roundtable will look at the ways the individuals, their families, organizations, and the field grappled with loss and death in the post-war period.
Learn about and register for the other Roundtables in this series:
- Roundtable 1: "After Vienna: A conversation with Otto Kernberg, MD, and Thomas Kohut, PhD"
- Roundtable 2: "Refugee Psychoanalysts 1920-1955: Enriching Psychoanalysis in the Americas"
- Roundtable 4: "Beyond Forced Emigration: Contemporary Émigré Experience in Psychoanalysis"
This webinar will be recorded for later viewing
This roundtable is part of "From Despair to Hope: The Holocaust, Immigration, and Psychoanalysis in North America," a collaboration between the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center and the Sigmund Freud Museum honoring the late Anton O. Kris, MD.
This program is supported in part by Steven C. Ackerman and grants from the Stockbridge Cultural Council and the Lee Cultural Council, local agencies that are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
- After attending this program, participants will be able to discuss the conditions in Vienna, Austria leading up to the Holocaust and the trauma suffered by Jewish citizens.
- After attending this program, participants will be able to identify the traumatic effects of genocide on individuals, families, and the culture that was lost.
- After attending this program, participants will be able to discuss the intergenerational effects of the Holocaust and ongoing anti-Semitism in contemporary culture.
Moderator: Thomas Kohut, PhD is currently Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Professor of History at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He received a BA from Oberlin College and a PhD in history from the University of Minnesota. He is also a graduate of the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Kohut is also the president of the Freud Foundation, US. Dr. Kohut has written three books: Empathy and the Historical Understanding of the Human Past (New York: Routledge, 2020); A German Generation: An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century (New Haven: Yale University Press; 2012); Wilhelm II and the Germans: A Study in Leadership (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991). He has also published articles on a number of historical and psychological topics: including the German humorist, Wilhelm Busch; letters from German soldiers at Stalingrad; and psychohistory, history, and psychoanalysis.
Daniela Finzi, PhD is a literature and cultural historian. She is a researcher and curator at the Sigmund Freud Museum since 2009 and she has been scientific director and board member of the Sigmund Freud Privatstiftung since 2016. She studied German Philology and Theatre Studies in Salzburg, Vienna, Paris and Berlin and completed the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program "Cultures of Difference. Transformation in Central Europe" at the University of Vienna. Her research interests are Psychoanalytical Cultural Theory, Exile Studies and Gender Studies.
Diane O’Donoghue, PhD A historian of visual cultures, Professor Diane O’Donoghue holds appointments at Tufts and Brown Universities, and has been an affiliate scholar and faculty member at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, where she is currently Chair of the Division for Interdisciplinary Psychoanalysis and directs the Ecker Fellows Program. Her writings often focus on objects and places associated with Freud, including those associated with his migrations, both at the beginning and end of his life. She has been the Freud Fulbright Scholar in Vienna, and her writings have received the Loewenberg (formerly CORST), Deutsch, and Silberger prizes. Portions of her book, On Dangerous Ground: Freud’s Visual Cultures of the Unconscious (2019), were written during her time as an Erikson Scholar at Austen Riggs.
Emily Kuriloff, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist, a training and supervising psychoanalyst, and author of the volume Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Legacy of the Third Reich, which confronts the ways in which previously avoided persecution, expulsion, loss and displacement before, during and after the Holocaust shaped what was, and remains a dominant movement in western culture. Her interests include the intersection between culture and politics and psychoanalytic theory and practice, and the relationship between action and reflection, body and mind.
Pamela Cooper-White, PhD, is Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. A Fulbright scholar of psychoanalysis, Freud Museum, Vienna, 2013; published 9 books; Ordained Episcopal Priest, 1992; Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, State of Illinois, since 1996; Certified Fellow, American Assoc. of Pastoral Counselors (since 1996) and AAPC national Distinguished Research & Writing Award 2005; National Board for Certified Counselors, (since 2007); Photography, painting and collage.
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