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The psychoanalyst and author Lou Andreas-Salomé was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1861. Living in Zurich, Rome, Leipzig, Berlin and other places, her intellectual interests led to friendships and relationships with prominent thinkers and authors, such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, Paul Rée, and Rainer Maria Rilke. Lou Andreas-Salomé died in Göttingen in 1937.

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Lou Andreas-Salomé, Arthur Schnitzler and Richard Beer-Hofmann, Leo Baeck Institute, F 5841.