Arthur Kronfeld

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Arthur Kronfeld
Prof. Arthur Kronfeld, 1932.
Born (1886-01-09)January 9, 1886
Berlin, German Empire
Died October 16, 1941(1941-10-16) (aged 55)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Nationality German
Fields Psychology
Institutions University of Berlin

Arthur Kronfeld (January 9, 1886 – October 16, 1941) was a renowned German-Jewish psychiatrist, and eventually a professor at the University of Berlin. Later in life, Kronfeld took up an important position in Moscow. On 10 October 1936, an exchange between Kronfeld and fellow exiled German-Jewish psychiatrist, James Lewin, was recorded in the proceedings of a meeting of the Moscow Society of Neuropathology and Psychiatry.[1] Later, Kronfeld and his wife committed suicide at the approach of German troops.[citation needed]



(Titles translated)

  • 1906 Sexuality and aesthetic feeling in their genetic connection. A study. Singer, Strasbourg and Leipzig
  • 1912 About the psychological theories of Freud and related opinions - Systematics and critical discussion. Engelman, Leipzig (Russ. Transl.: Moscow 1913)
  • 1920 The nature of the psychiatric realization. Contributions to General Psychiatry. Springer, Berlin
  • 1924 Hypnose and Suggestion. Ullstein, Berlin (row: Ways to the knowledge Nr.11; Transl.: Leningrad 1925, Moscow 1927; Prague 1931; Tallinn 1991)
  • 1924 Psychotherapy - Characterology, Psychoanalysis, Hypnose, Psychagogik. Springer, Berlin (2. impr. and enl. Edition 1925)
  • 1927 The psychology in the psychiatry - An introduction to the psychological realization ways within the psychiatry and their position for clinical-pathological research. Springer, Berlin (Habilitation thesis; engl. 1936);
  • 1930 Perspectives of the soul medicine. Thieme, Leipzig
  • 1932 Textbook of characterology. Springer, Berlin
  • 1932 with S. Wronsky (and collaboration of Rolf Reiner): Social therapy and Psychotherapy in the methods of the welfare service. Heymann, Berlin
  • 1941 Degenerated at power, Moscow and Krasnojarsk; with the titel: The bloody gang of the degenerated also Swerdlowsk 1942. - Reprint Moscow 1993.


  • 1922-1927 Kleine Schriften zur Seelenforschung (Small writings for soul research). Puettmann, Stuttgart (briefly carried on with the title Writings for soul research by Carl Schneider in 1928)
  • 1934-36/37 with Wilhelm Stekel: Psychotherapeutische Praxis (Psychotherapeutic practice - quarterly for practical medical Psychotherapy) Weidmann, Vienna


  1. ^ H. Steinberg , O. Somburg and G.R.B. Boocock "The German - Jewish psychiatrist James Lewin - A twice forgotten victim". Der Nervenarzt 2010

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