Man's Search for Meaning, a book written by Viktor Frankl is a fantastic book that gives an account of prison life, but at the same time providing valuable insights about human life.
In his book, Frankl gives a startling account of what the Jews went through during the holocaust, in which many Jews were persecuted in Europe.
(page 58)" Frankl tells about how one day on the walk to where he would be forced to work, a fellow member in the prison said to him, "If our wives could see us now!
I do hope they are better off in their camps and don't know what is happening to us." Frankl says that throughout the whole walk all he thought about was his wife, and not the fact that he was slowly dying a most painful death .
We have all read, heard, or have seen pictures of the holocaust, and when you are looking or reading about the holocaust you think to yourself how horrible, and then most of us just forget about the holocaust within the next five minutes.
I know I used to be like that until I read Viktor E.
In all these experiences, Frankl informs the reader that all prisoners had hope.
In fact, Frankl points to one prisoner who was confident that his life was going to be saved though he was waiting to be executed (Frankl 87).
Did anything beyond the personal experiences of the author influence this theory?
How does Frankl's life experience and example embody or exemplify the principles of logotherapy?