The Atlantic Bookshelf: A Guide to Good Books

THE great Viennese psychologist Sigmund Freud was born in Freiberg, Moravia, on May 6, 1856. His last birthday, his eighty-third, found him not in his home, Vienna, but an exile in London. As a scientist of independent mind and as a Jew, Professor Freud was anathema to the new Nazi rulers of Vienna, who took his passport from him, impounded his personal fortune, and destroyed the entire stock of books of his publishing house.