Tuesday 21 October 2014

Thieves make bid to steal Freud's ashes

Associated Press

Published 16/01/2014 | 02:30

Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud

Police are hunting burglars who tried to steal the ashes of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud from a London crematorium.

The Metropolitan Police say a 2,300-year-old Greek urn containing the remains of Freud and his wife Martha was severely damaged in a break-in at Golders Green Crematorium on New Year's Eve.

Detective Constable Daniel Candler said yesterday that the attempted theft was "a despicable act".

The father of psychoanalysis moved to Britain from Nazi-controlled Austria in 1938.

He died in London in September 1939.

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