Sigmund Freud – The birthplace of the Austrian neurologist in Příbor

Freud was born to Jewish parents in the Moravian town of Freiberg, in the Austrian Empire, today Příbor, the first of eight children. Both of his parents were from Galicia, a province straddling modern-day West Ukraine and Poland.

The house No. 117 belonged to the family of the locksmith Jan Zajíc. Jakob, a wool merchant, and Amalia Freud lived in the 1st floor. In 1856 their son was born here and they gave him the name Sigismund (he changed it later to Sigmud), to which they added Schlomo after his grandfather and Simcha which means “joy” in Hebrew – the same like Freud in German. However, the family stayed in Freiberg only for three years, after that they moved to Vienna.

The house where Sigmund Freud was born and the copper couch / Image source

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