Archive for June, 2013

Secrets of English World War II Upper-Class Nazi Club Revealed by a Venetian Dandy

Sunday, June 30th, 2013


Click Here to Read: Secrets of English World War II Upper-Class Nazi Club Revealed by a Venetian Dandy: A new film about England’s avowed anti-Semites stirs a champion of European tolerance, liberalism, and civilization By Vladislav Davidzon on The Tablet website on June 26, 2013.

More on IPA Congress, Hanna Arendt, motherless kids and neuromania from Sasha Rolde on

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Dear Colleagues,

There is a wide variety of postings on the international psychoanalytic website. Many events are represented, as well as posts on neuroscience child prodigies and many others. As is my practice, I will direct your attention to the issues which caught my interest, followed by the regular index.

My choices this week are:

The IPA congress in Prague is fast approaching and most posts regarding the history, sights, and programs have been posted. There are several new post related to the congress which may be of interest to you. (more…)

Four Articles by Daniel Benveniste

Sunday, June 30th, 2013


Click Here to Read:  Freud and the Question of God by Daniel Benveniste.

This article was originally appeared in two parts as Daniel Benveniste (January and Spring 2013) Freud and the Question of God in The Alliance Forum: The Newsletter of the Northwest and appears here with all requisite rights and permissions.

Click Here to Read:  Robert Oelsner on Heinrich Racker: Countertransference as a Technical Tool by Daniel Benveniste.  (more…)

The Table of Contents of Psychodynamic Psychiatry

Sunday, June 30th, 2013


Click Here to Read:  The Table of Contents of Psychodynamic Psychiatry  Summer 2013 Issue.

Yedies fun YIVO

Sunday, June 30th, 2013


We are pleased to announce the new Online Yedies fun YIVO (News from YIVO)! Check out for news about our projects and events, highlights from our collections, stories from our archivists and librarians about amazing finds, reports on Jewish life from correspondents in Warsaw and Berlin, and much, much more. We’re only just getting started and would love to hear your feedback. What would you like to learn more about? Let us know!

New articles as of June 28, 2013:

Introducing the Online Yedies fun YIVO (more…)

The Gospel According to ‘Me’

Sunday, June 30th, 2013


Click Here to Read:  The Gospel According to ‘Me’ By Simon Critchley and  Jamieson Webster in The New York Times on June 29, 2013.

Cultural Revolution Vigilantes

Saturday, June 29th, 2013


Click Here to Read: Cultural Revolution Vigilantes By Joe Nocera in The  New York Times on June 28, 2013.

What happens to child prodigies: Smithsonian

Friday, June 28th, 2013


Here is an informal article that reviews the life course of several 20th century “child prodigies.”  While their life stories may be atypical, we can learn something from their (now forgotten) sad outcomes and the “Tiger Mothers” of that era.

N. Szajnberg,  MD,  Managing Editor
Click Here to Read:  The Child Prodigies Who Became 20th-Century Celebrities Every generation produces kid geniuses, but in the early 1900s, the public was obsessed with them by  By Greg Daugherty on the website on  June 25, 2013.

Excavating the Mind

Friday, June 28th, 2013


Click Here to Read: Excavating the Mind: Past Brain Activity Revealed in Scans:By studying spontaneously emerging brain activity, researchers may be able to trace past experiences by John Ericson on the Medical Daily website on June 25, 2013.

(Photo:  Weissmann Institute of Science.) Research offers new insight into spontaneously emerging brain activity.


Lonely Thinking: Hannah Arendt on Film

Friday, June 28th, 2013


Click Here To Read:  Lonely Thinking: Hannah Arendt on Film by Roger Berkowitz on the Paris Review Daily website  on   May 30, 2013 |

Larks on a line: Movie to be Shown in Prague

Friday, June 28th, 2013

“Larks on a line” (1969) screened simultaneously in two rooms (one with English subtitles, the other with French ones), will be followed by a dialogue between Antoine Corel and director Jiri Menzel and then with the public. At the Atlas Cinema. Places limited. With translation Czech/English.

The film Menzel made after his famous “Closely Observed Trains” has not found the recognition it deserves –among other reasons, because it was under censorship for 20 years. With subversive humour and deep (more…)

Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession

Friday, June 28th, 2013


Click Here to Read: Review of  Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession, by Janet Malcolm, Reviewed by Lisa Gornick on the Book Keeping website.

A Son of the Holocaust Buys German

Friday, June 28th, 2013


Click Here to Read: A Son of the Holocaust Buys German by Henry Rozycki in The New York Times on June 27, 2013.

The Ontology of Psychology by Linda A.W. Brakel

Friday, June 28th, 2013


Click Here to Read: The Ontology of Psychology: Questioning Foundations in the Philosophy of Mind by Linda A.W. Brakel, Description, Table of Contents and Introduction.

Click Here to Read: Flyer for The Ontology of Psychology: Questioning Foundations in the Philosophy of Mind by Linda A.W. Brake

More Summer Reading: The Light, the Erudite and the Profound

Friday, June 28th, 2013


Melodies of the Mind By Julie Jaffee Nagel
Click Here To Read About This Book on

Catch Them Before They Fall: The Psychoanalysis of Breakdown by Christopher Bollas
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Conference on Violence in Schools, Homes, and on the Streets at NYPSI

Friday, June 28th, 2013


Violence in Schools, Homes, and on the Streets:Psychoanalytic Collaboration with Educators, Law Enforcers,
and Community Leaders
Drs. Will Braun, Jonathan Cohen,Steven Marans, Lois Oppenheim, Wendy Olesker, Mark Smaller, Stuart Twemlow, Josephine Wright and Chief of Police Dean Esserman

NYPSI’s Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium
247 E. 82nd Street, NYC

Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:30 – 9 pm (more…)

Otherwise/Uncut Journal

Thursday, June 27th, 2013


Click Here to Read:  Otherwise/Uncut, Issue of Other/Wise, The Journal of the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education, Volume 1, Spring 2013.

This Sunday at YIVO

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Emanuel Ringelblum

SUNDAY 30 JUNE 2013 | 1:00pm
Annual Mordkhe Schaechter Memorial Program
Co-sponsored by the League for Yiddish
Admission: Free; RSVP Required:

Most of this program will be held in Yiddish.

Dr. Samuel Kassow (Professor of History, Trinity College)
“A Historian in the Ghetto: Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg-Shabes Archive”

Emanuel Ringelblum

Between 1940 and 1943 Emanuel Ringelblum organized and directed the Oyneg Shabes Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto. Of the 60 people who worked in the (more…)

Max Brooks’ World War Z brought to the screen, or is it?

Thursday, June 27th, 2013


Click Here to Read:  Max Brooks’ World War Z brought to the screen, or is it? By Christine Schofelt on the World Socialist Web Site on June 27,  2013.

Jonathan Brent, YIVO Director visits the Museum

Thursday, June 27th, 2013


Click Here to Read:  Jonathan Brent, YIVO Director visits the Museum on the History of the Polish Jews website.