Salomea Kempner

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Salomea Kempner (1880–1940?) was a Polish psychoanalyst, assistant physician at the Cantonal Insane Asylum in Rheinau, Switzerland.[1]


Salomea Kempner was from Plock, Poland. In 1921 she moved to Vienna,[1] and in June 1922 was elected a member of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society.[2] In 1923 she moved to Berlin, where she worked at the Berlin Polyclinic,[1] and became a member of the Berlin Psychoanalytic Society in January 1925. In 1935 she and Philipp Sarasin, with whom she had a longstanding relationship, visited Freud together.[3] She became a training analyst in 1936.[1] She supervised the training of Adelheid Koch.[4] She continued conducting psychoanalytic control sessions in her apartment until 1937, but disappeared without trace in the Warsaw Ghetto.[5]



  1. ^ a b c d Sigmund Freud; Sándor Ferenczi (1993). Ernst Falzeder; Eva Brabant (eds.). The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi: 1920-1933. Harvard University Press. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-674-00297-5.
  2. ^ The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 3, p.513.
  3. ^ Paul Roazen (2018). The Historiography of Psychoanalysis. Taylor & Francis. p. 236. ISBN 978-1-351-32682-7.
  4. ^ C. Lucia M. Valladares de Oliveira (2012). "Psychoanalysis in Brazil during Vargas' Time". In Joy Damousi; Mariano Ben Plotkin (eds.). Psychoanalysis and Politics: Histories of Psychoanalysis Under Conditions of Restricted Political Freedom. Oxford University Press, USA. p. 121. ISBN 978-0-19-974466-4.
  5. ^ Veronika Fuechtner (2011). Berlin Psychoanalytic: Psychoanalysis and Culture in Weimar Republic Germany and Beyond. University of California Press. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-520-25837-2.