Monday 18 December 2017

Thieves make bid to steal Freud's ashes

Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud

Associated Press

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.

Irish Independent

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