Hedda Bolgar

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Hedda Bolgar
Born (1909-08-19)August 19, 1909
Switzerland
Died May 13, 2013(2013-05-13) (aged 103)
Alma mater PhD, University of Vienna, 1934, Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute
Occupation Psychoanalyst
Employer Mt. Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, The Wright Institute of Los Angeles, (1970-), Hedda Bolgar Psychotherapy Clinic, (1974-)
Spouse(s) Herbert Bekker
Parents Elek Bolgar, Elza Stern

Hedda Bolgar (1909-2013) was a psychoanalyst in Los Angeles, California, who maintained an active practice when she was over 100 years old.[1] She saw patients four days a week at age 102.[2]

She studied at the University of Vienna.[3] "Bolgar was one of the last living psychologists to have attended Freud's lectures in Vienna, Austria."[4]

She received an Outstanding Oldest Worker Award in 2011 in Washington, D.C., at age 102.[5]

She appeared in the documentary, The Beauty of Aging."[6]

Quotes[edit]

  • "I've lived through revolutions, famine, war. Things like that."
  • "There was a war, and I had vanilla ice cream for lunch."
  • "I started a lot of things at 65." [7]
  • "The day the Nazis came to Vienna, I left. I had been very active in anti-Nazi politics and it really wasn't safe for me to stay. They came in on a Sunday and I decided Sunday was a good time to leave because on Monday they'd start working. They'd probably find the person who wrote those terrible articles about them pretty quickly."[8]
  • "Women must be agents of their own lives. They must not be dependent on someone else to provide for them."[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hedda Bolgar". Psychology's Feminist Voices. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  2. ^ "The Beauty of Aging - Hedda Bolgar". Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  3. ^ Chawkins, Steve (2013-05-18). "Hedda Bolgar, renowned psychoanalyst, dies at 103". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  4. ^ Persch, Jasmin Aline. "At age 102, this therapist is still psyched: Therapist Hedda Bolgar sees patients four days a week". TODAY People, NBC News.com. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  5. ^ Chawkins, Steve (2013-05-18). "Hedda Bolgar, renowned psychoanalyst, dies at 103". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  6. ^ "The Beauty of Aging - Hedda Bolgar". Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  7. ^ Lopez, Steve (2008-09-14). "At 99, she's living life for others". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  8. ^ Peri, Camille. "A 99-year-old psychoanalyst talks about why the last three decades have been some of the best years of her life". Caring.com. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  9. ^ "America's Outstanding Oldest Workers - 2011: Hedda Bolgar". Experience Works. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 

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