Sophie Freud, a critic of her grandfather’s Gospel, died at the age of 97

Decades after his grandfather’s death from cancer in 1939, Professor Freud considered many of his basic theories, from “gender jealousy” to transition, old – “bright and questionable,” as he put it.

Although she has often challenged the Victorian patriarchal view of female sexuality, she writes, “she reflects in her theories the belief that women are not secondary and ideal.” To conclude that “women are forever in love with their male therapists,” he said, he sanitized attachments such as transfers.

“She said it doesn’t matter, women can get over it later,” said Professor Freud, “but I don’t agree. Women then go to another therapist to get over it.”

“In my eyes, Adolf Hitler and my grandfather were both false prophets of the 20th century,” he said, dismissing his criticism in an interview for a Canadian television film, Neighbors: Freud and Hitler in Vienna (2003). They shared, in his words, “the other men’s ambition to convey the one and only truth that they came.”

“She can never be wrong,” he said.

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Mary Sophie Freud was born on August 6, 1924 in Vienna. His father, Jean Martin Freud (known as Martin), was the eldest son of Sigmund Freud and a lawyer who was Dr. Freud became the director of Psychoanalytic Publishing House. His mother, Ernestine (Drucker) Freud, was a speech therapist known as Este.

Sophie tried to make the most of her childhood despite the conflict between her parents and the animosity between her and her older brother Walter. She excelled as a student when she was enrolled as a teenager at Vienna’s most progressive girls’ school, Schwarzwald’s School.

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