Thieves tried to steal Freud’s ashes in London

Thieves tried to steal Freud’s ashes in London

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Freud died in September 1939 and his ashes were placed in the urn in Golders Green Crematorium near his home. Martha Freud’s ashes were added after her death in 1951.

Freud was given the urn — which depicts Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and ecstasy — by his close friend and fellow psychoanalyst Princess Marie Bonaparte.

A relation of Napoleon and the wife of the Prince of Greece and Denmark, the princess helped Freud, his wife and daughter Anna flee Vienna when Adolf Hitler annexed Austria in 1938.

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