Membership Division News
by Meryl Botkin, PhD, Chair, Membership Services Division
Members Present offers a forum for all members to present their work in many different formats. On April 17th, Helen Schoenhals Hart showed a film, for which she had written English sub-titles, about Ernst Federn, who had been picked up by the Nazis three days after they occupied Austria. Federn, a Trotskyist, was sent first to Dachau, and then to Buchenwald. He survived the camps and told his story of life under terror to the filmmaker, Wilhelm Rosing, and his wife, Marita Barthel-Rosing. The film is a horrifying look at life in the camps. Ernst Federn is the son of Paul Federn, an analyst who joined the Vienna Psychoanalytic Association in 1903, and was a close confident of Freud’s. He emigrated to New York and was an influence in the development of psychoanalysis in the US.