Moses and Monotheism

Translation

In the certainty that I should now be persecuted not only for my line of thought but also for my "race"— accompanied by many of my friends, I left the city which, from my early childhood, had been my home for seventy-eight years.

Sigmund Freud, 1938

Curator's Comments

Freud left Vienna after the Nazi invasion of Austria in 1938. He completed his study of Moses and the traumatic origins of monotheism in exile in London.

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