Cover of: Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E. Frankl


  • Translator
    Ilse Lasch
  • Preface
    Gordon W. Allport
  • Introduction
    Leslie Weatherhead

About the Book

Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager

Der 1945 niedergelegte Bericht "Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager" und die 1946 geschriebene dramatische Skizze "Synchronisation in Birkenwald", die in diesem Band zusammengefaßt sind, wollen nicht Mitleid erregen oder Anklage erheben. Noch weniger geht es um die Situation des Grauens. Worauf es dem Neurologen Frankl vor allem ankommt, ist, zu beschreiben, durch welche Phasen der Entmenschlichung die KZ-Häftlinge gehen mußten und wie es doch einigen von ihnen möglich war, innerlich zu vollbringen, was das "Buchenwald-Lied" forderte: "... trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen."

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Dr. Viktor E. Frankl is professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Vienna, President of the Austrian Medical Society for Psychotherapy, and head of the neurological department of the poliklinik of Vienna, He leads what has become known as the Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy. He is the leader and originator of the school of logotherapy or existential analysis.

After three grim years at Auschwitz and other Nazi prisons, Dr. Frankl gained freedom only to learn that almost his entire family had been wiped out. But during, and indeed partly because of, the incredible suffering and degradation of those harrowing years, he developed his theory of logotherapy.

In his own words, "logotherapy...makes the concept of man into a whole...and focuses its attention upon mankind's groping for a higher meaning in life."
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