Abstract

Viktor Frankl's Auschwitz memoir has been criticized for misrepresenting the cultural significance of the Holocaust. "The real hero of Man's Search for Meaning," Lawrence Langer once remarked, was "not man but Viktor Frankl." Incorporating little-known biographical details and an analysis of how Frankl "worked through" his experiences in earlier writings, this article illuminates how Frankl arrived at his particular version of survival. It reinforces Langer's contention that Frankl distorted the reality of Auschwitz in an attempt to prove his own psychological and philosophical theories.

pdf

Additional Information

ISSN
1476-7937
Print ISSN
8756-6583
Pages
pp. 89-113
Launched on MUSE
2003-06-03
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.