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Viktor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor.

Frankl was the founder of logotherapy, which is a form of existential analysis, the "Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy". His best-selling book Man's Search for Meaning (published under a different title in 1959: From Death-Camp to Existentialism, and originally published in 1946 as Trotzdem Ja Zum Leben Sagen: Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager, meaning Nevertheless, Say "Yes" to Life: A Psychologist Experiences the Concentration Camp) chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp inmate, which led him to discover the importance of finding meaning in all forms of existence, even the most brutal ones, and thus, a reason to continue living.

Frankl became one of the key figures in existential therapy and a prominent source of inspiration for humanistic psychologists


The Doctor and the Soul, 

(originally titled Ärztliche Seelsorge), Random House, 1955.

Psychotherapy and Existentialism.

Selected Papers on Logotherapy, Simon & Schuster,New York, 1967.

Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning. 

(A revised and extended edition of The Unconscious God; with a Foreword by Swanee Hunt). Perseus Book Publishing, New York, 1997; ISBN 0-306-45620-6. Paperback edition: Perseus Book Group; New York, July 2000;

Frankl Publications


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