»Life goes on here in a most peculiar way ...« is a catalogue of an exhibition with the same name that was first shown at the 34th IPA (International Psychoanalytic Association) Congress in Hamburg in 1985. The history of psychoanalysis in Germany is comprehensively documented in detail. Early pioneer times with Karl Abraham, Max Eitingon, Ernst Simmel and many other pioneers - the heyday of international recognition for the Berlin Psychoanalytical Institute and the psychoanalytical movement in Germany - threatened by anti-Semitism – intrusion of the National Socialist Regime into the psychoanalytical movement in Germany: threats, persecution, discrimination, flight, emigration and death for Jewish analysts - The analysts left in Germany marched in step with the Nazis, their decisions and their responsibilities at one with Nazi ideology, as was the Germany Institute for Psychotherapy - liberation and victory in 1945, the new beginning for psychoanalytical work in Germany under the ever-present shadow of the Nazi period.
The exhibition was shown numerous times in Germany and later in London, New York, Salzburg and Paris. Exhibition designers: Karen Brecht (deceased); Volker Friedrich; Ludger M. Hermanns; Dierk Juelich, Isidor J. Kaminer incooperation with Regine Lockot.
published by Kellner, now available from Psychosozial-Verlag