Welcome to The Hub for online Jewish classes and events. Find an upcoming event hosted by Jewish organizations across the world, or explore our on-demand section to view recordings of past events.

Loading Events

Saving Freud From Hitler’s Third Reich

Hosted By: American Jewish University

In March 1938, German soldiers crossed the border into Austria and Hitler absorbed the country into the Third Reich. Anticipating these events, many Jews had fled Austria, but the most famous Austrian Jew remained in Vienna, where he had lived since early childhood. Sigmund Freud was eighty-one years old, ill with cancer, and still unconvinced that his life was in danger. But several prominent people close to Freud who thought otherwise began a coordinated effort to persuade Freud to leave his beloved Vienna and emigrate to England. The group included a Welsh physician, Napoleon’s great grandniece, an American ambassador, Freud’s devoted youngest daughter Anna, and his personal doctor. Author Andrew Nagorski and AJU’s Rick Richman discuss the story of how this remarkable collection of people finally succeeded in coaxing Freud to emerge from his deep state of denial about the looming catastrophe and safely extricate him and his family to London, where Freud would live out the remaining sixteen months of his life – in freedom.

The event listed here is hosted by a third party. My Jewish Learning/70 Faces Media is not responsible for its content or for errors in the listing.

Discover More

Abraham Joshua Heschel: A Prophet’s Prophet

Heschel aimed, through his writing and teaching, to shock modern people out of complacency and into a spiritual dimension

From the Academy: Mysticism and Philosophy

Elliot R. Wolfson is the Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University, where he teaches ...

Jews in the Civil Rights Movement

Nowhere did Jews identify themselves more forth­rightly with the liberal avant-garde than in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.