18 March 1914 – 1 July 2014
It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of Helene Hoerni-Jung. She died peacefully on 1 July 2014 in her house in Küsnacht near Zurich at the old age of 100 years. As the youngest child of Carl and Emma Jung-Rauschenbach and the last of her generation in the Jung family still alive at the time she belonged to the main advocates of the creation of our foundation in 2007. Initially a trained tailor she turned to the study of psychology, pedagogics and religion in the middle years of her life, an ever deepening engagement that bore fruit in her later years with the publication of three books dealing with the mysticism of Eastern orthodox icons and the figure of the “unknown Petrus”. A clear mind remained her great gift until the very last days, which made her an important source of first-hand information for us on the life and work of Carl and Emma Jung. She will be deeply missed.