Viktor E. Frankl Quotes
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Viktor Emil Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor, surviving Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, Kaufering and Türkheim. Frankl was the founder of logotherapy, the will to meaning and is most notable for the best-selling book Man's Search for Meaning an account within the concentration camp hierarchy, where in various camps he practiced, 'concluded' and several times quotes, the validity of means, for Nietzchean survival. Man's Search for Meaning has sold over 12 million copies. After which, Frankl was for a time, a minor figure in existential therapy and influenced humanistic psychology.
Frankl has been the subject of criticism from some holocaust analysts. They question the levels of Nazi accommodation inherent in the ideology of logotherapy. They also raise doubts in regard to acts which Frankl willingly pursued in the time periods before his internment. During this time, Frankl requested to perform neurosurgical experiments on Jews already declared dead by other doctors in order to try to revive them , which critics suggest comprises a link to Nazi human experimentation. These incidents may be hinted at in Frankl's own autobiographical account, and have further been looked at by researchers.