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As a Jew herself [Aniela Jaffe], a refugee from Nazi Germany

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However much anyone might deplore the timing of Jung’s remarks on the Jewish cultural character, one would be relieved forever of suspecting Jung of anti-Semitism by the reading of the letters he wrote in defence of Neumann, who had escaped from Germany and settled in Tel-Aviv.

In these letters he shows such a profound understanding of the plight of the Jews in history, such compassion for all they have suffered from Christian projection of the Christian shadow onto them, such appreciation of their unique and indispensable contribution to the spirit of man, that one would shed the last traces of suspecting him as anti-Semitic and not even need recourse to the host of established facts which in any case refute the disgraceful charge beyond all dispute.

Best of all, one should read Aniela Jaffe’s analysis of the whole affair as set out in her masterly essay “Der Nationalsozialismus,” which she wrote largely at my sustained pleading over several years, because I was so dismayed by the way this unwarranted charge continued to be raised against Jung.

As a Jew herself [Aniela Jaffe], a refugee from Nazi Germany, a pupil and collaborator of Jung, she has, I believe, said with final authority all that there is to be said about the matter.

She deals admirably too with the second reason for Jung’s pro-Nazi, anti-Semitic labelling, his acceptance of the Chairmanship of the International Society for Psycho-Therapy in those dubious Nazi years, which meant that for a while he had to work with the head of the German· branch, a Goring who was a cousin of the notorious Hermann.

That. one of his main considerations in all this was to protect his Jewish colleagues in Germany and to provide them with some international status if expelled from Germany is by now well known.

Nonetheless, his participation in this form was abused by Goring and others sufficiently to provide his accusers with more ammunition to use against him.

Yet he did so much for his Jewish colleagues and even after his resignation continued to help them with such immense courage, ingenuity, and generosity that the persistence of the anti-Semitic, pro-Nazi charge in the face of it all must have some other motivation. ~Laurens van der Post, Jung: The Story of Our Time, Page 195-196

Aniela Jaffe: Parapsychologie, Individuation, Nationalsozialismus Themen bei C.G. Jung

168 Seiten, 2. Auflage, ISBN 3-85630-019-8 / 978-3-85630-019-7

Wie beurteilt die Tiefenpsychologie die Ergebnisse der Parapsychologie? Was ist unter dem vielzitierten Begriff der Individuation zu verstehen? Was ist Selbstverwirklichung? Was sagte C.G. Jung über ein Leben nach dem Tod? Dies sind Fragen, denen die Autorin in diesem Buch sachkundig nachgeht. Und schließlich diskutiert sie die oft gestellte Frage: Wie stand C.G. Jung zum Nationalsozialismus? Als ausgezeichnete Kennerin des Werks und der Person C.G. Jungs setzt sie sich kritisch mit diesen brisanten Fragen auseinander.

One of the most distinguished interpreters of C.G. Jung’s ideas, Aniela Jaffé was born in Berlin and studied psychology at the University of Hamburg. With the outbreak of World War II, she emigrated to Switzerland and soon began to train with the psychiatrist C.G. Jung. Frau Jaffé’s reputation as a lucid and authoritative writer was established through her collaboration with Jung on his autobiographical »Memories, Dreams, Reflections«, her editing of his collected »Letters«, and numerous independent works, including »The Myth of Meaning«. She practiced as an analyst in Zurich until her death in 1991.

Parapsychologie, Individuation, Nationalsozialismus – Themen bei C.G. Jung


Laurens van der Post – Jung: The Story of Our Time