1943 The First 10 Years of CPI

Max Eitingon died in August 1943, 10 years after the inception of the "Chevra Psychoanalytic Be’Israel" (CPI).

To commemorate his death the members of the society published a book "In Memoriam".

The first part is devoted to Eitingon his deeds and contributions. The Second part of the book consists of theoretical papers. 

The wide range of the contributors includes: M. Narkis, director of Bezalel, at the time the Israel national museum; the author M. Smelianski; Henrietta Szold, the founder of the Youth Aliya; M. Klausner, founder of Herzelia film studios; and Nobel laureate writer S.Y Agnon, who wrote a special short story for the occasion. The book represents the times of its writing and is written in three languages: German (the main language of the society), Hebrew and English. 

Two links to book chapters follow: In Memoriam by Mosche Wulff, who was the president of the society after Eitingon for 10 years and honorary president thereafter.

The second chapter is a summary by Margarete Brandt of the state of the society 10 years after its founding.

Margaret Brandt was the secretary of the society for 10 years. She hosted the institute and the policlinic in her home, which she bequeathed to the society and still serves as the physical home of the society. 

These two chapters bring to life the spirit of the time, the enthusiasm of the pioneers as well as the hardships, the ethics of the policlinic and the commitment of the pioneers to the psychoanalytic movement.

Especially impressive is the diagnostic list of 232 patients in the 10 years and the statistics of treatment outcome.

We can see the involvement of the small group in the dissemination of psychoanalysis and its teaching, and the importance given to its transmission to educators, teachers and kindergarten teachers (Heil pädagogen).

Margarete Brandt: A Summary of the First 10 Years

Obituary to Max Eitiingon by Mosche Wulff