Martin S. Bergmann (February 15, 1913 – January 22, 2014) was a clinical professor of psychology of the New York University post-doctoral program where he taught the course on the history of psychoanalysis. He was a major voice in the post-Freudian analysis and authored books on human conditions like the Holocaust, the phenomenology of love and child sacrifice.[1] He was a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association and an honorary member of the American Psychoanalytic Association.[2] In the wake of 9/11 he wrote an article concerning its implications on psychoanalysis called "Psychoanalytical Reflections on September 11, 2001. He was the son of Hugo Bergmann[3] and father of Michael Bergmann.

On film

Bergmann contributed to the documentaries "The Century of the Self" (2002)[4] by Adam Curtis and Young Dr. Freud[2] by David Grubin. Bergmann also appears as Prof. Louis Levy in Woody Allen's 1989 feature Crimes and Misdemeanors.[5] He also played a SS NCO Zablocie in Schindler's List[6]


Bergmann died on January 22, 2014 aged 100.[7]

Partial bibliography


  1. ^ "Martin S. Bergmann, PhD". Mary S. Sigourney Award Trust. 1997. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Young Dr. Freud: Featured Historians: Martin S Bergmann". PBS. 2002. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  3. ^ The Hugo Bergmann Papers
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  5. ^ "In the Shadow of Moloch", New York Times Book Review, 98, p. 43, 1993, retrieved 2012-03-27 
  6. ^ Schindler's List at the Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ Fox, Margalit (2014-01-26). "Martin S. Bergmann, Psychoanalyst and an On-Screen Philosopher, Dies at 100". New York Times. p. B7. Retrieved 2014-02-06.