Sigmund Freud

Topics: Sigmund Freud, Josef Breuer, Hypnosis Pages: 2 (833 words) Published: May 28, 2013
Sigmund Freud

“I was expected to feel myself inferior and an alien because I was a Jew.” (Sigmund Freud) Sigmund Freud was an amazing scientist who made the field of psychology what it is today. Unfortunately he had to live in a hard time period the Jewish people. When people hear the name Sigmund Freud they come to think of all of his amazing accomplishments but don’t really understand how he came to succeded in them. They fail to realize that the reason he was so succesfull was due to his positivity through tough times. Sigmund Freud was born in Freiberg, Moravia in 1856 to Amalia Nathanson and Jacob Freud. Sigmund was the oldest of his eight siblings but “sigi” (Jean Chiriac) as his mother used to call him was always her favorite. When Freud was only 4 years old he and his family moved to Vienna and attended elementary school. “Freud adapted to the routine of school and was one of the best students in his class.”(Catherine Reef) After high school he went on to the University of Vienna where he studied for his medical degree. At the University of Vienna the population of Jewish people was very high. Due to this large Jewish population Christian faculty members felt threatened and stopped hiring Jewish teachers. This attempt to get rid of the Jewish population was a failure so they tried again by excluding the Jewish people from any other non curricular activities. Although this was angering Freud was able to overcome it because of his positivity through good and bad times. After college at Vienna he went on to look for a job. Due to the discrimination towards the Jewish it took Freud a while but he eventually found one working at a laboratory. “I put up, without much regret, with my non-acceptance into the community for it seemed to me that in spite of this exclusion an active fellow worker could not fail to find some nook or cranny in the framework of humanity.”(Reef)

After his job at the laboratory he went on to work at a hospital but then found...
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