Skip to main content

Psychoanalytische Bewegung, Die


In 1929 Adolf J. Storfer founded the review Die Psychoanalytische Bewegung (The psychoanalytic movement) as one of the publications of the Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag. As its title suggests, this bimonthly periodical was intended to open the frontiers of the institutionally contained psychoanalytic world to a broader non-specialist public. As a link between the science of psychoanalysis and a public with an interest in the literature, this periodical saw itself as a forum for somewhat unorthodox propositions and ideas.

This orientation was already clear in Thomas Mann's contribution to the first issue, "Die Stellung Freuds in der modernen Geistesgeschichte" (The place of Freud in the history of modern thought). Mann described Freud as a writer and scientist with a worldwide reputation whose scope and range far exceeded the universe of specialist psychologists and who was well on the way to revolutionizing all sciences of the mind. In addition to contributions from applied psychoanalysis, the review also brought together reviews of contemporary literature in the domain, as well as short literary or scientific works dating from an earlier period and considered to be precursors of psychoanalysis. In this category of genealogical precursors it published extracts from poets, such as Boccaccio, or thinkers and philosophers like Plato, Kierkegaard, Montesquieu, and Montaigne. It also presented critical points of view from contemporary writers like André Maurois, Italo Svevo, Arnold Zweig, and Stefan Zweig. The section entitled "Das Echo der Psychoanalyse" provided information on events in the world of psychoanalysis and reviewed recent political and scientific critiques of psychoanalysis in various sectors

After Storfer resigned from the Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, Eduard Hitschmann took over the publication in August 1932. The number of subscribers to the periodical dropped after the National Socialist party came to power in Germany, when many German analysts and intellectuals close to analytic circles fled the country. The economic and political situation caused the publication of Die Psychoanalytische Bewegung to be suspended in December 1933.

Lydia Marinelli

See also: Goethe Prize; Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Psychoanalytische Bewegung, Die." International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis. . 20 Mar. 2019 <>.

"Psychoanalytische Bewegung, Die." International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis. . (March 20, 2019).

"Psychoanalytische Bewegung, Die." International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis. . Retrieved March 20, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.