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Unformatted text preview: 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 Vienna in the spring of 1860....
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.
- Fall '07