Saturday, April 6, 2013

F = Viktor Frankl


Viktor Frankl MD, PhD survived three years in a Nazi concentration camp moving on to write 39 books and inspire people around the world. The Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist worked in the camps to help other inmates overcome their shock and grief to live through the experience.

Dr. Frankl was originally detained with his parents and wife, none of whom survived. Of his immediate family only his sister who had immigrated to Australia survived World War II. After his liberation from the camp in 1945, he went on to publish the best-selling book: From Concentration Camp to Existentialism in 1946; later the book would be titled: Man’s Search for Meaning.

Watch an interview with Viktor Frankl explaining the power of choice:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EIxGrIc_6g 

6 comments:

Munir said...

Wow 39 books. He must have had a lot of love for writing. It is strange how even in hardship we strive to do things that we love.

Tony Laplume said...

When I was working for Borders, there was very frequently a gentleman who visited who sat in the cafe and told stories about his experiences from WWII. I'm sad to say that I didn't always appreciate this.

moondustwriter said...

His book sounds well worth the read
thanks for featuring him

moondustwriter's Poetry nice to meet you thru A to Z

Joanne said...

Man's Search for Meaning is an absolute must read. I admire any concentration camp survivor.

Mark Means said...

What a very inspiring man. It's a shame so many had to suffer for that inspiration to shine, though.

Dawn Embers said...

Sounds like a very impressive and inspiring man. I will have to check out some of his books.