Jakob and Amalie Freud had both been raised as Orthodox Jews

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Jakob and Amalie Freud had both been raised as Orthodox Jews, but they gave their  children a relatively nonreligious upbringing. Freud was to become firmly atheistic later  in life, but although he never failed to distance himself from the religious side of  Judaism, he always remained true to secular Jewish culture. Prejudice against Jews  was running strong in Austria in the 1850s and 1860s, but a loosening of legal  restrictions against them meant that Jewish lawyers, doctors, businessmen, and  academics were gaining increasingly important positions within Austrian society. In  1859, these loosened restrictions, and his failing textile business, convinced Jakob  Freud to move his family to Vienna. In October 1859, the family moved to Leipzig, where they stayed briefly before moving to  Vienna in the spring of 1860. There, they lived in a small house in the Leopoldstadt, a 
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