Document Title

Viktor Frankl and the Search for Meaning: A Conversation with Alexander Vesley and Mary Cimiluca

Department/School

Religious Studies

Abstract

Few books of the last century have had a greater impact on our quest for meaning than Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning. This all-time bestseller was written by a Jewish man who had just lost everything in the Holocaust. When Frankl, emaciated from concentration camps, returned to his beloved Vienna, no one was there to meet him. His mother had been gassed at Auschwitz. His brother had been killed in another camp. His wife, Tilly, had starved to death in the women’s camp at Bergen-Bergen. Now, he wondered, what was the point of his life?

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Parabola

Publication Date

Spring 2017

Volume

42

Issue

1

Document Version

Publisher's version

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