In March 1938, German soldiers crossed the border into Austria, which was absorbed into Hitler’s Third Reich. Anticipating this, many Jews fled Austria. Sigmund Freud, however, stayed in his hometown of Vienna, even as prominent people who were close to him undertook a coordinated effort to persuade him to emigrate to England. Join the Museum and Andrew Nagorski, author of Saving Freud, to celebrate the book’s launch and learn the story of how this remarkable collection of people finally succeeded in coaxing Freud to immigrate to London, where he lived the last sixteen months of his life in freedom. The program will be moderated by Sylvia Nasar, Knight Professor Emerita at Columbia Journalism School.

Andrew Nagorski served as Newsweek‘s bureau chief in Hong Kong, Moscow, Rome, Bonn, Warsaw, and Berlin. He is the author of seven previous critically acclaimed books, including Hitlerland and The Nazi Hunters. He has also written for countless publications.
Sylvia Nasar is the first James S. and John L. Knight Professor of Business Journalism and co-directs the M.A. program in business journalism at Columbia Journalism School. She is the author of the bestselling biography A Beautiful Mind.