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Viktor Emil Frankl (1905 - 1997)

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Viktor Emil Frankl
Born in Leopoldstadt, Vienna, Austriamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
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[spouse(s) unknown]
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Died in Vienna, Austriamap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Jan 2018 | Last significant change: 24 Nov 2018
13:48: Gil Davis edited the Biography for Viktor Frankl. (added cemetery) [Thank Gil for this]
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Viktor Emil 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.

Spouse(s) Tilly Grosser, m. 1941 Eleonore Katharina Schwindt, m. 1947

Children Gabriele Frankl-Vesely

Parent(s) Gabriel Frankl and Elsa Frankl


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