Sigmund Freud was born on 6 May 1856 in Freiberg, Moravia, a town dominated by the towering steeple of the Maria Geburt Church that had the best bell chimes in the province. The first music Freud heard was from the organ and choir of that church in which he could also view paintings of Christian deities and statues of the Madonna and Child, a religious pairing for which the church, the town, and the entire region were renowned. Of the town’s approximately 4500 inhabitants, 90 percent were Catholics and 3 percent Jews who made a closely knit group of around 130 outsiders.