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PETER J LOEWENBERG

PROFESSOR EMERITUS

Office: 449 Levering Ave., LA, CA 90024-1909
Phone: 310-471-3039
Fax: 310-471-0048
E-mail: peterl@ucla.edu

Mailing Address:

449 Levering Avenue
\nLos Angeles, CA 90024-1909 USA

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Field

19th & 20thC Europe, Intellectual and Cultural History; German, Austrian, and Swiss history; Psychoanalysis and History.

Research Interests

Professor Loewenberg was born in Germany, spent his early childhood in China, is married to an Austrian, and grew up in Bakersfield, which explains nothing. He was trained at the Free University of Berlin and Berkeley, which explains a little. He teaches European cultural and intellectual history; German, Austrian, and Swiss history; Psychohistory; and Political Psychology. Prof. Loewenberg was the Sir Peter Ustinov Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna in 2006. Integrating the identities of an historian and political psychologist with the clinical practice of psychoanalysis, he is Dean and Director of the Training School, Emeritus, of the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute and the New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles. He is Chair of the International Psychoanalytic Association [IPA] China Committee and Co- Editor of the IPA Centenary History Volume, "100 Years of Psychoanalysis, 1910-2010." (London: IPA & Karnac, 2011).

Selected Publications

"Architectural and Emotional Space," in Space and Psyche, eds. Elizabeth Danze & Stephan Sonnenberg, (Austin: University of Texas, 2012), pp. 16-45.

"American Exceptionalism and the Mission of Democracy," Clio's Psyche, 19:1 (June 2012), 44-50.

"Matteo Ricci, Psychoanalysis, and Face in Chinese Culture and Diplomacy," American Imago, 68:4 (Winter 2011), 689-706.

"Clinical and Historical Perspectives on the Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma," in M. G. Fromm, ed., Lost in Transmission: Studies of Trauma Across Generations (London: Karnac, 2012), pp. 55-68.

Ed. and introduced (with Nellie L. Thompson), 100 Years of the IPA: The Centenary History of the International Psychoanalytical Association 1910 - 2010: Evolution and Change (London: International Psychoanalytical Association, 2011).

"Remembering Victor Wolfenstein," Clio's Psyche, vol. 18, No. 2 (September 2011), pp. 242-245.

"Peter Loewenberg Receives Nevitt Sanford Award," by Joshua Hoffs, in "The American Psychoanalyst," Vol. 44: No. 2 (Spring/Summer 2010), 23-29.

"Selbstreflexionen zur Identitaet eines amerikanisch-deutsch-juedischen Psychoanalytikers un Historikers," in "Denk ich an Deutschland..." Sozialpsychologische Reflexionen (Frankfurt a M.: Brandes & Apsel Verlag, 2010), pp. 78-86.

"Analyzing Negative Transference and Counter-transference," Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry. Vol.21 (December 31, 2009), 400-402 (in Chinese).

"Psychoanalysis as a Creative Therapy" (in Chinese) in Chinese Psychotherapy in Dialogue, 2 (Hangzhou Publishing House, 2009), pp. 171-173.

"Dual Training: Professional and Personal Insights," and "The Praxis of Peter Loewenberg," in Appearance and Reality: Applying Psychology to culture, Current Events, History, and Society (N.Y.: Psychohistory Forum, 2009), pp. 6-7, 54.

"Austria 1918: Coming to Terms with the National Trauma of Defeat and Fragmentation," Oesterreich 1918 und die Folgen: Geschichte, Literatur, Theater und Film, Karl Mueller und Hans Wagener, eds., (Wien, Koeln, Weimar: Boehlau Verlag, 2009), pp. 11-23.

"The IPA in China," International Psychoanalysis: News Magazine of the International Psychoanalytic Association, Vol. 17 (December 2008), 18-19.

“Cultural History and Psychoanalysis,” Psychoanalysis and History, Vol. 9, No. 1 (2007), pp. 17-37.

“Freud, Schnitzler, and Eyes Wide Shut,” in Geoffrey Cocks, James Diedrick, and Glenn Perusek, eds., Depth of Field: Stanley Kubrick, Film, and the Uses of History, (Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006), pp. 255-279.

“Remembering Fawn McKay Brodie (1915-1981),” Clio’s Psyche, Vol. 13, No. 1 (June 2006), pp. 1-34. Reprinted in Paul Elovitz, ed., Applying Psychology to Current Events, History, and Society: Essays from the Journal Clio’s Psyche (Psychohistory Forum and Clio’s Psyche, 2006), pp. 14-17.

"Freud as a Cultural Historian,” The American Psychoanalyst, Vol. 40, No. 1 (Winter/Spring 2006), pp. 25-35.

"The Bauhaus as a Creative Play Space: Weimar, Dessau, Berlin, 19191933," The Annual of Psychoanalysis, Vol. XXXIII (2005), pp. 209-226.

“Klinische und historische Perspektiven intergenerationaler Vermittlung von Trauma,” Psychosozial, 28 Jahrgang, Nr. 102 (2005), Heft 4, 9-17.

“A Correspondence on Teaching Emotion and Politics” (with Mark Fisher), Clio’s Psyche, 12:3 (December 2005), 113-118.

“Assisted Dying in Contemporary America,” in Andreas Bähr and Hans Medick, eds., Sterben von eigener Hand: Selbsttötung als kulturelle Praxis (Köln: Böhlau Verlag, 2005), pp. 219-38.

“Wild Analysis: A New Freud Translation,” Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Vol. 53, No. 3 (2005), 973-979.

“Sigmund Freud, Max Weber, and the Shoah,” Tel Aviver Jahrbuch für deutsche Geschichte, XXXII (Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2004), pp.135-147.

“Freud, Schnitzler und Eyes Wide Shut,” Psyche, 58:12 (Dezember 2004), 1156-1181.

“Die soziale Konstruktion der Sexualmoral und die klinische Situation,” in Die Kindheit überleben, eds. Thomas Kniesche and Laurence Rickels (Würzburg: Verlag Königshausen & Neumann, 2004), 3-12.

“Lucian and Sigmund Freud,” American Imago, Vol. 61, No. 1 (Spring, 2004), 89-99.

“Der Sozialpsychologisch-psychoanalytische Beitrag Bruno Bettelheims,” Zeitschrift für Politische Psychologie, Jg. 11, Nr. 1-3 (2003), 241-244.

"The Psychology of Creating the Other in National Identity, Ethnic Enmity, and Racism," in Nancy M. Wingfield, ed., Creating the Other: Ethnic Conflict and Nationalism in Habsburg Central Europe (New York: Berghahn Books, 2003), pp. 243-256.

“Wo sind die Emotionen? Oder: Die Psychoanalyse als Proto-Postmoderne,” in Alf Gerlach, Anne-Marie Schlösser, Anna Springer, Hg, Psychoanalyse mit und ohne Couch: Haltung und Methode (Gießen: Psychosozial-Verlag, 2003), pp. 60-72.

"Postmodern Psychoanalytic Theory," (in Chinese), Historiography Quarterly, (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing), 4 (2002), 98-104.

“Aggression in World War I: The Deepest Part of Sigmund Freud’s Self-Analysis,” in Conflict and Cooperation: The Individual Between Ideal and Reality, ed. Günther Baechler and Andreas Wenger (Zürich: Neue Zürcher Zeitung Publishing, 2002), pp. 81-92.

Psychoanalitycne Modele Historii: Freud Pózneij,” in Psyche I Klio: Historia W Oczah Psychohistoryków, Tomasz Pawelec, ed. and trans. (Lublin: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Sklodowskeij, 2002), pp. 111-139.

“Aggression im Ersten Weltkrieg: Der “tiefste Teil” von Sigmund Freuds Selbst-Ananlyse,” SOWI: Sozialwissenschaftliche Informationen (Freiburg), 3/2001, 53-62.

“Freud as a Cultural Subversive,” The Annual of Psychoanalysis, ed. Jerome Winer and James W. Anderson (Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press, 2001), 39:117-130.

“Legalizing and Advancing Psychoanalytic Academic Research Training,” Clio’s Psyche, 8: 1 (June 2001), 1-31.

“John Muir and the Erotization of Nature,” Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 2: 4 (2000), 365-381.

L’agressivité pendant la PremiPre Guerre mondiale: l’ auto-analyse approfondie die Sigmund Freud, Sigmund Freud de L’interprétation des rLves B L’Homme MoVse(Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2000), pp. 55-63.

“Violence and Health: Personal, Social, National, Ethnic and Racial Issues,” in Violence and Health (Kobe: World Health Organization, 2000), pp. 360-367.

“Psychoanalysis as a Hermeneutic Science,” in Peter Brooks and Alex Woloch, eds., Whose Freud: The Place of Psychoanalysis in Contemporary Culture (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000), pp. 96-115; 130-137.

“A Stoic Death: Sigmund Freud, Max Schur, and Assisted Dying in Contemporary America,” in Mark S. Micale and Robert L. Dietle, eds., Enlightenment, Passion, Modernity: Historical Essays in European Thought and Culture (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000), pp. 360-486.

Emotion und Subjektivität: Desiderata der gegenwärtigen Geschichtswissenschaft aus psychoanalytischer Perspektive,” in P. Nolte, M. Hertling, F.M. Kuhlemann, and H.W. Schmuhl, eds., Perspetiven der Gesellschaftsgeschichte (München: Verlag C.H. Beck, 2000), pp. 58-78.

“The Construction of National Identity,” in Nancy Ginsburg and Roy Ginsburg, eds., Psychoanalysis and Culture at the Millennium (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), pp. 37-63.

Xenophobie als intrapsychisches Phänomen,” in Irene Etzersdorfer and Michel Ley (Hg.), Menschenangst: Die Angst vor dem Fremden (Berlin: Philo Verlag, 1999), pp. 113-120.

“Herzl Between Fantasy and Reality,” in Gideon Shimoni and Robert S. Wistrich, eds., Theodor Herzl (Jerusalem: Magnes Press of the Hebrew University, 1999), pp. 3-14.

“The Nation at Arms: Concepts of Nationalism and War in Germany, 1866-1914. Comment,” in Hartmut Lehmann and Hermann Wellenreuther, eds., German and American Nationalism in Comparative Perspective (Oxford: Berg Publishers, 1999), pp. 263-269.

The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi, vol. 2, 1914-1919, edited by Ernst Falzeder and Eva Brabant with the collaboration of Patrizia Giampieri-Deutsch under the supervision of André Haynal; transcribed by Ingeborg Meyer-Palmedo; translated by Peter T. Hoffer; introduction by Axel Hoffer (Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1996), in Psychoanalytic Books, 9:3 (1998), pp. 273-280.

"Psychoanalytisce Ich-Psychologie, Objektbeziehungstheorie und ihre Anwendbarkeit in der Geschichtswissenschaft," in Jörn Rüsen and Jürgen Straub, ed., Die dunkle Spur der Vergangenheit: Psychoanalytische Zugänge zum Geschichtsbewusstsein; Erinnerung, Geschichte, Identität (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1998), pp. 101-130. English ed. (Oxford: Berghahn Books).

“Forward” to Geoffrey Cocks, Treating Mind and Body: Essays in the History of Science, Professions, and Society Under Extreme Conditions (New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1998), pp. vii-xvii.

“Professional and Personal Insights,” Clio’s Psyche, 4:2 (September 1997), 33-36.

“The Pagan Freud,” in Stephen Barker, ed., Excavations and Their Objects: Freud’s Collection of Antiquity (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996), pp. 13-32, 130-134.

“Psychoanalytic Ego Psychology and Object Relations and Their Uses for the Historian,” Psychohistory Review: Studies of Motivation in History and Culture, 25:1 (Fall 1996), 21-46.

"Germany, the Home Front: The Physical and Psychological Consequences of Home Front Hardship," in Hugh Cecil, ed., Facing Armageddon: The First World War Experienced (London: Leo Cooper, 1996), pp. 554-562.

Decoding the Past: The Psychohistorical Approach(New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983); (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1985); (New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 1996, paperback edition with a new introduction,).

Fantasy and Reality in History(New York: Oxford University Press, 1995).

“In California’s Universities Research Psychoanalysts Prove Their Interdisciplinary Mettle,” The American Psychoanalyst, 30:1 (1996), 19-20.

"Spaltungen," in Ludger M. Hermanns, Hrsg., Spaltungen in der Geschichte der Psychoanalyse (Tübingen: Edition Discord, 1995), pp. 138-140. New edition: (Giessen: Psychosozial Verlag, 2011), pp. 141-143.

"Psychoanalysis, Sexual Morality, and the Clinical Situation," in Rediscovering History: Culture, Politics, and the Psyche, Michael S. Roth, ed. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1994), pp. 61-82.

"The State, National Hatred, and its Transcendence," Clio's Psyche, Vol.I, No. 3 (December, 1994), 4-7.

"Sigmund Freud's Psycho-Social Identity," in 100 Years of Psychoanalysis: Contributions to the History of Psychoanalysis, André Haynal and Ernst Falzeder, eds., special issue of Cahiers Psychiatriques Genevois (London: Karnac Books, 1994), pp. 135-150.

“The Praxis of Peter Loewenberg,” Clio’s Psyche, 1:2 (September 1994), 5-8.

"The Psychological Reality of Nationalism: Between Community and Fantasy," Mind and Human Interaction, Vol. 5, No. 1 (February 1994), 6-18.

“Psychoanalytic Research Training: A California Success Story,” The American Psychoanalyst, 27:2 (1993), 11-12.

"Die Psychodynamik des Antijudismus in historischer Perspektive," in Psyche: Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse und ihre Anwendungen (Stuttgart), Vol. 46, No. 12 (December 1992), pp. 1095-1121.

Translated into Portugese in IDE: Review of the Sociedade Brasileira de Psicanalise de Sao Paulo (1994).

"The Psychodynamics of Nationalism" in History of European Ideas, Vol. 15, No. 1-3 (August 1992), 93-103.

"The Pagan Freud," in Robert Wistrich, ed., Austrians and Jews in the Twentieth Century (London: Macmillan Press, Ltd., 1992), pp. 124-141.

"Karl Renner and the Politics of Accommodation: Moderation versus Revenge," Austrian History Yearbook, Vol. 22 (1991), 35-56.

"The Uses of Anxiety," Partisan Review (1991), No. 3, 514-525. "Anxiety in History," Journal of Preventive Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 4: 2-3 (1990), 143-164.

"The Social Psychoanalytic Contributions of Bruno Bettelheim," Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Bulletin, (Fall, 1990), pp. 30-32.

“A Conversation with Peter Loewenberg,” The American Psychoanalyst, 24:3 (Fall 1990), 8-11.

"Psychoanalytic Models of History: Freud and After," in William M. Runyan, ed., Psychology and Historical Interpretation (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988), pp. 126-156.

"The End of Analysis," Partisan Review, 55: 1 (1988), 82- 96.

"An Historical, Biographical, Literary, and Clinical Consideration of Freud's 'Analysis Terminable and Interminable' on its Fiftieth Birthday," International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 69 (1988), 273-281. Translated and reprinted as: "Eine historische, biographische, literarische und klinische Betrachtung zum 50. Entstehungs jahr von Freuds Abhandlung "Die endliche und die unendliche Analyse," Psyche: Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse und ihre Anwendungen (Stuttgart), 44: 9 (September 1990), 773-787.

"Psychodynamics of the Holocaust," in Remembering for the Future: The Impact of the Holocaust and Genocide on Jews and Christians. (Oxford, England: Pergamon Press. Supplementary Volume, 1988), pp. 284-297.

"The Kristallnacht as a Public Degradation in Ritual," Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook, 32 (London: Secker & Warburg (1987), pp. 308-323. Reprinted in Michael R. Marrus, The Nazi Holocaust, Vol. 2, The Origins of the Holocaust (Westport, CT: Meckler), 1989, pp. 582-596. Translated into Chinese in History and Theory (Beijing, China), Vol. 2 (1988), pp. 128-136; translated into German as "Die 'Reichskristallnacht' vom 9. zum 10. November 1938 als "offentliches Erniedrigungstitual," in Psychoanalysis 1986: Essays on a Theory and its Applications, Sigmund Freud House Bulletin (Vienna), Vol. 10 (Winter 1986), 313-324; reprinted in Mitteilungsblatt der Berliner Arzte Kammer, Vol. 25, No. 11 (3 November 1988), 575-586.

Werner Bohleber and John Kafka, Eds., Antisemitismus (Bielefeld: Aisthesis Verlag, 1992), 39-64. "Nixon, Hitler, and Power: An Ego Psychological Study," Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 6: 1 (1986), 27-48.

"Historical Method, the Subjectivity of the Researcher, and Psychohistory," in Rapports, II, XVIe Congres International des Sciences Historiques (Stuttgart, 1985), pp. 634-640. Reprinted in Psychohistory Review, 14:1 (1985), pp. 1-2.

"Otto Bauer as an Ambivalent Party Leader," in Anson Rabinbach, ed., The Austrian Experiment: Social Democracy and Austromarxism, 1918-1934
(Boulder and London: Westview Press, 1985), pp. 71-79.

"A Creative Epoch in Modern Science: Psychiatry at the Burgholzli, 1902- 1912," American College of Psychoanalysts Newsletter, Vol. XVI, No. 1 (Spring 1985), 1-2.

“Subjectivity and Empathy as Guides to Progress in Counselling,” Counsellor: Journal of the Institute of Educational & Vocational Guidance in Pakistan (Peshawar), Issue 2-84(July-December 1984), 31-42.

Walther Rathenau and Henry Kissinger: The Jew as Modern Statesman in Two Political Cultures (New York: Leo Baeck Institute, 1980).

"Psychohistory," in Michael Kammen, ed., The Past Before Us: Contemporary Historical Writing in the United States (Cornell University Press and the American Historical Association, 1980), pp. 408-432.

"Antisemitismus und jüdischer Selbsthass: Eine sich wechselseitig verstärkende sozialpsychologische Doppelbeziehung," Geschichte und Gesellschaft: Zeitschrift für Historische Sozialwissenschaft, 5: 4 (1979), 455-475.

"Walter Rathenau and the Tensions of Wilhelmine Society," in David Bronsen, ed., Jews and Germans from 1860 to 1933: The Problematic Symbiosis (Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitaetsverlag, 1979), 100-127.

"History and Psychoanalysis," in The International Encyclopedia of Neurology, Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1977), Vol. 5, pp. 363-374.

Translated into Spanish as "La Historia y el Psicoanalisis,"in Enciclopedia Internacional de Psiquiatria, Psicologia, Psicoanalisis y Neurologia, Volumen V (Nueva York: Prensa de las Ciencias Humanas, 1977).

"Psychohistorical Perspectives on Modern German History," Journal of Modern History, 47: 2 (June 1975), pp. 229-279.

"Why Psychoanalysis Needs the Social Scientist and the Historian," International Review of Psycho-Analysis (London), 4: 3 (1977), 305-315.

"Racism and Tolerance in Historical Perspective," in Race, Change, and Urban Society, Urban Affairs Annual Review, Vol. 5, P. Orleans and W. R. Ellis, Jr., eds. (Beverly Hills, CA.: Sage Publications Inc., 1971), pp. 561-576.

"Die Psychodynamic des Antijudentums," Jahrbuch des Instituts für Deutsche Geschichte, Walter Grab, ed., Vol.I (1972), pp. 145-158.

"Love and Hate in the Academy," The Center Magazine, V: 5 (September-October 1972), pp. 4-11.

"The Psychodynamics of Campus Confrontations," Bulletin of the Woodview Hospital, VI: 1 (July 1972), pp. 1-12.

"Theodor Herzl: A Psychoanalytic Study in Charismatic Political Leadership," in The Psychoanalytic Interpretation of History, Benjamin B. Wolman, ed. (Basic Books, 1971, pp. 150-191. Paperback edition Harper Torchbooks, 1973).

"The Unsuccessful Adolescense of Heinrich Himmler," American Historical Review, 76- 3 (June 1971), pp. 612-641.

"Sigmund Freud as a Jew: A Study of Ambivalence and Courage," Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, VII: 4 (October 1971), pp. 363-369. Translated into Spanish as: "Sigmund Freud como un Judio": un estudio en ambivalencia y corage," Diario de la Historio de las Ciencias del Comportamiento.

"The Psychohistorical Origins of the Nazi Youth Cohort," American Historical Review, 76: 5 (December 1971), 1457-1502. Reprinted in John L. Snell and Allan Mitchell, eds., The Nazi Revolution: Hitler's Dictatorship and the German Nation, second edition (Lexington, Massachusetts: D. V. Heath and Co., 1973), pp. 93-116; in Sosiologi Grunnfag (Bergen, Troms, Oslo: Universitets-forlaget, 1973), pp. 72-117; in Anthony Esler, ed., The Youth Revolution: The Conflict of Generation in Modern History (D.C. Heath, 1947), pp. 82-105; in George Kren and Leon Rappoport, ed., Varieties of Psychohistory (New York: Springer Publishing Co., 1976); in Alfred J. Andrea and Wolfe W. Schmokel, eds., The Living Past: Western Historiographical Traditions (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1975), pp. 270- 284; Trans. in Chinese in History and Heart: Theories and Practice of Psychohistory in the West (Beijing: CIP, 1998), pp. 129-183; in Polish as “Psychohistoryczne Poczatki Nazistowskiej Mlodej Kohorty,” in Psyche I Klio: Historia W Oczah Psychohistoryków, Tomasz Pawelec, ed. and trans. (Lublin: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Sklodowskeij, 2002), pp. 227-270.

"The Psychology of Racism," in The Great Fear: Race in the Mind of America, G. B. Nash and R. Weiss, eds., (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970), pp. 186-201. Reprinted in Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing, G. Colombo, R. Cullen, B. Lisle, eds. (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989), pp. 114-122.

"Problems of the Academic Research Candidate," Newsletter of the National Candidates Council, American Psychoanalytic Association, 1: 2 (April 1971), pp. 11-13.

"A Critique of Arno Mayer's Internal Causes and Purposes of War in Europe, 1870-1956," for the Journal of Modern History, 42: 4 (December 1970), pp. 628-636.

“A Hidden Zionist Theme in Freud’s ‘My Son, the Myops...’Dream,” Journal of the History of Ideas, 31:1, 129-132.

"An Interview with Richard Drinnon," Studies On the Left, II: 1 Summer (1961), pp. 76-81.

"Oppositionelle Tendenzen in den USA," Blatter fur Deutsche und International Politik, VI: 9 (September 1961), pp. 838-846.

"Israel 1962 - kritisch gesehen," WIR (November-December 1962), pp. 15-19.

Awards

Nevitt Sanford Award of the International Society for Political Psychology, 2010.

Sir Peter Ustinov Guest Professor, Univ. of Vienna, 2006.

Edith Sabshin Award "for excellence in teaching psychoanalytic concepts," 1999.

U.S. Fulbright,

Social Science Research Council,

American Council of Learned Societies,

National Endowment for the Humanities.

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Rockefeller Foundation.

Austrian Ministry of Education,Wien.

Pro Helvetia, Zurich

Max Planck Institute fur Geschichte, Goettingen.


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