On 6 May 1926, at a party in Bergasse 19, Vienna’s psychoanalytic establishment turned out to celebrate Sigmund Freud’s 70th Birthday. Guests came from far afield: Princess Marie Bonaparte from Paris, Ernest Jones from London, Ernst Simmel from Berlin. Also present were Dorothy Burlingham and Eva Rosenfeld, at that time as close to Anna Freud as a sister and Eva’s young son, Victor Ross. 85 years on, Freud scholar and former Freud Museum Director, Michael Molnar talks to Victor Ross about his life and relations to the Freud family. This is a rare and fascinating opportunity to hear recollections from someone who knew the Freud family well, and has personal memories of the Freuds both when they were living in Vienna and at 20 Maresfield Gardens.
This talk is part of the Museum’s 25th anniversary programme and was recorded at the Anna Freud Centre on Wednesday 21st September 2011.